Six arrested over Gulu deadly attack

Six people have been arrested over the deadly Sunday night Gulu shootout that left two security officers dead.

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) spokesman, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, confirmed last evening that five suspects had been arrested and are being questioned over the attack that also left three security officers admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

Addressing journalists in Uganda’s capital Kampala yesterday, Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura said there was an ongoing joint police, UPDF operation based on intelligence they got that last week, a group of people wanted to attack the police and military installations in Kampala.

Yesterday afternoon, fresh gunfire was reported reported in Gulu town as police and the UPDF arrested a suspect.

Police called for calm saying the shots were fired by their officers in attempt to disperse a mob that wanted to lynch a suspect.

According to Kayihura, there has been only one incident of attack on police stations since February elections.

“There was one in Kapchorwa before the elections and it was a criminal gang. The one in Namayingo District where three guns were stolen was also a criminal gang. Criminality has become more viable,” he said.

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