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  • Updated: March 18, 2023

Man Shot Dead After Disarming, Stabbing Soldier

Man Shot Dead After Disarming, Stabbing Soldier

Man Shot Dead After Disarming, Stabbing Soldier.

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers have shot dead a man in Otuke District who allegedly stabbed their colleague with a knife before disarming him.

Jimmy Amuko, 30, was killed on March 18, 2023, after allegedly stabbing one of the soldiers on patrol in Ogor Sub County at around 2 a.m.

According to reports, after disarming the soldier, the deceased ran for over a kilometre with his gun before colliding with a tree trunk as they chased him.

Jaspher Okengo, the chairman of Ogor Sub County, disclosed that the incident occurred when three soldiers on a night patrol came across a group of three men drinking alcohol at Apyenpwot Trading Centre.

"When the soldiers tried to arrest them, Amuko stabbed one of them and grabbed his gun, which he fled with before falling and being shot dead," he explained.

Capt Amos Nsamba, the spokesperson for the UPDF 5th Division, confirmed the incident, saying the two men who were with the deceased were also arrested and are being held at Otuke Central Police Station.

"Our soldier was stabbed with a knife, but he will recover if we treat him.

"He is responding well to medication."

He appealed to the public to understand that the security presence in the area is for their safety.

Hundreds of UPDF soldiers are currently stationed in Otuke District to deter Karamojong cattle rustlers from attacking the area.

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