UPDF soldier shoots 3 civilians dead in Gulu

 

By Julius Ocungi.

The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces have arrested one of their own officers for shooting three people dead and injuring another in Gulu.

The deceased and the injured were reportedly drinking at a local bar in Kabedo opong village, Kasubi parish in Bardege Division Gulu Municipality when the soldier opened fire at them on Saturday night.

The UPDF spokesman Brig Richard Karemire, said in a statement that the Force’s 4th Division Commander Brig Emanuel Kanyesigye had caused the immediate arrest of Lance Corporal Odaga Geoffrey – the Soldier who last night misused his weapon in an unlawful shooting.

He added that investigations have commenced by a team of UPDF and Uganda Police Force into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Police have meanwhile identified the deceased as Sunday Ouma the bar owner, Fred Yasin 25 all residents of Kabedo opong village and another unidentified student of Gulu University.

The injured, Jimmy Ojok 23 who was shot in the right thigh and is receiving treatment at Gulu Regional Referral hospital emergency unit.