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IGP Ochola condemns attack on his men, narrates how cops were killed in Busika attack

The Inspector General of Police – IGP, Martins Okoth Ochola has condemned an attack by unknown gunmen on Busika Police Station which left two of his men dead.

The attack on the 31.10.2022, at around 7.30pm, by a group of armed assailants, who shot and killed two police officers on duty, injured two others, one critically, and thereafter, robbed two police guns from them. The facts gathered indicate, that the assailants who were about 7, emerged from 3 different sides, two infront and one from behind, were armed with a pistol and guns.

They shot and killed, D/IP Wagaluka Alex, the in-charge CID and PC Ongol Moses, both attached to Busiika Police station. 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. They also burnt several casefiles and attempted to burn the station. The fire was however, 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,” Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga said in a statement.

According to Enanga, “The lGP has extended deepest condolences tobthe family, friends, relatives and workmates of the late D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses.”

“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, Enanga says that “the fact that they killed, injured and robbed two guns, clearly reveals how they targeted guns, police personnel and the facility.”

“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. In addition, an emergency alert and deployment of extra manpower, has taken place,” Enanga said.

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