Thugs shoot UPDF soldier flee off with her gun in Kanungu

A female Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF soldier is nursing bullets wounds at Kihihi Health Center IV in Kihihi town council, he sustained in an attack by armed thugs along Kihihi-Ishasha road in
Kanungu District.

The soldier has been identified as 27-year-old Lance Corporal Gladia Amenyo attached to Mpondwe Border Customs in Kasese district as an enforcement officer.  Amenyo was shot last evening at around 11:30 pm when two armed thugs ambushed a truck registration number UAZ 782M loaded with sweet plantain alias Gonja and palm oil to Democratic Republic of Congo via Ishasha border in Kanungu district.

While driving through Queen Elizabeth National Park, about one kilometer to Ishasha border, two armed thugs dressed in plain clothes emerged from the bush and started shooting at the vehicle.

The thug shot Amenyo on her right arm during the attack. The driver and his turn man abandoned the vehicle and took off leaving Amenyo lying down helplessly. The thugs disarmed Amenyo before stealing bag containing two mobile phones, unspecified amount of money and valuable documents.

They also fled off with Amenyo’s gun containing 30 rounds of ammunition. The Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, Elly Maate says investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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