Assailants attack Gaddafi barracks in Jinja, UPDF soldier killed, guns stolen

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Tension as UPDF soldier guns himself down

JINJA– Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked and killed a UPDF officer manning the entry check point at Gaddafi Barracks in Jinja and robbed two guns.

Police has confirmed the incident and said that the cowardly attack is being investigated.Police earlier in a statement urged Ugandans to ignore earlier reports that indicated that two police officers were attacked and killed in Jinja by unknown armed assailants. 

“The alleged attack was against a UPDF officer manning the entry check point at Gaddafi Barracks, who was killed and two guns robbed. The cowardly attack is being investigated” Police said in a statement.

The Minister in Charge of Presidency, Milly Babalanda condemned the act through her twitter account.

“I strongly condemn the bloody attack on innocent cops on duty in Jinja this evening. These cowardly acts of terror will be defeated like all others. Let’s be vigilant and report bad elements” she tweeted.

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