KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martins Okoth Ochola has strongly condemned the attack on a police post in Luweero district which left two officers dead and two others injured on Monday evening.
The deceased officers have been identified as Deputy Inspector of Police Wagaluka Alex, the in-charge CID and Police Constable Ongol Moses, both attached to Busiika Police station.
In a statement released Monday evening by Police Spokesperson SCP Fred Enanga, the IGP strongly condemned what he described as a senseless and violent attack on Busiika Police Station and vowed to arrest them and bring them to books.of justice.
Enanga in a statement said facts gathered indicate that at about 7:30pm, the assailants who were about 7 in number, emerged from 3 different sides, two infront and one from behind, were armed with a pistol and guns.
“During the attack, the assailants injured two other police officers, who included; PC Ochom Adrian and PC Odama Stephen, who remains in critical condition. Both injured victims were rushed to Bombo Military General Hospital for further medical treatment.”
Enanga further explained the thugs also also burnt several casefiles and attempted to burn part of the station but the fire was successfully put off by the community at Busiika Town Council.
“We do applaud the efforts of all persons who responded and saved the police station. The lGP has extended deepest condolences to the family, friends, relatives and workmates of the late D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses.”
Enanga added; “He further wished the two injured officers, a quick recovery. And further reiterated that there was no justification, whatsoever, for the attack and acts of violence against police officers, on duty. We do honor the deceased officers; D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses, for their ultimate sacrifice, while serving the community in Busiika, Luweero and the country at large.
Although the motive of the assailants is not yet determined, the fact that they killed, injured and robbed two guns, clearly reveals how they targeted guns, police personnel and the facility.”
The Police Spokesperson said the crime scene was later cordoned by forensic experts for thorough documentation and a pistol gun that fell as the assailants fled from the scene, was recovered, and will be subjected for further ballistic examination.
“Our specialist task teams are working diligently to identify and apprehend the suspects behind the deadly attack. We shall not rest until when they are arrested and brought to book” he concluded.