UPDF soldier shot by South Sudan gunmen

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UPDF solder nabbed bonking a 16 year old girl in Kabale.
One of the types of Uniforms currently used by the UPDF- Courtesy photo

NEWS– A UPDF soldier and a civilian are nursing bullet wounds sustained in a fire exchange between the army and armed South Sudan cattle rustlers in Madi Opei Sub County, Lamwo district.

The yet to be identified soldier from the UPDF Lamwo Battalion’s Bana Bana barracks was shot in the chest while the civilian casualty identified as Peter Abac, a resident of Dogtangi village in Lawiye Oduny Parish sustained fractures in the leg in Monday gunshots. 

The Madi Opei Sub County Chairperson Felix Nyero Lawii confirms the incident saying both casualties were part of joint operation consisting of the UPDF, Anti Stock Theft Unit -ASTU personnel and local residents who had made a hunt on the suspected cattle thieves after they raided cattle from Dogtangi Village in Lawiye Oduny parish. 

Lawii says both casualties are currently receiving treatment at Madi Opei Health Centre IV where medics say their condition is stable.      

Lamwo Resident district Commissioner, James Nabinson Kidega says they managed to recover 26 animals although due to the mountainous terrain the armed rustlers managed to escape with some of the animals to the other side in South Sudan.