ARUA, UGANDA: Police in Arua City are investigating circumstances under which unknown assailants shot and killed one Ben Amaku, a security guard attached to Security Group Africa Company Limited in a Saturday night incident.
The tragic incident happened at around 2:30 am at Novafinia medical centre located along Rhinocamp Road in Baruku central cell. Amaku had been deployed to guard the medical centre when unknown assailants shot him.
The West Nile Regional Police Spokesperson, Josephine Angucia confirmed the incident and said a team of detectives from the Arua central division has since visited the scene of the crime and recovered cartridges.
Eyewitnesses who spoke on condition of anonymity told this publication that three men wearing face masks entered the facility and switched off the lights. This attracted the attention of the security guard who was then shot by one of the assailants.
Muhammed Bayo, the LCI Chairperson of Baruku central cell in Arua central division says that the assailants who are three in number came to the facility under the guise of visiting a patient.
Over the past two weeks, security agencies in Arua City have been battling with a new wave of armed robberies.
On May 1, three suspected criminal gangs attacked the premier betting centre along Transport Road in Arua central division at around 11:40 pm and turned off the lights, and made off with an unspecified amount of money.
Last month, an unidentified armed robber attacked the champion betting centre along the Arua-Pakwach highway in Nsambia, Awindiri ward and robbed an unspecified amount of money, and shot one person Collins Adule who is still recovering from gunshot wounds.
By press time, no suspect had been arrested in connection to the incident but police promised the hunt for the killers is underway.
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