Gunmen last night raided Busula town in Luweero district and shot dead a Muslim cleric Sheikh Zubair Kabigumira in an attempt to rob money from a fuel pump along Gulu-Kampala road.
Savana Region Police Commander Caesar Tusingwire told Daily Monitor the gunmen fled the scene at 2:30pm in a saloon car with an unspecified amount of money and mobile phones.
They first extracted money from mobile money shop attendants before taking on the fuel pump attendant.
Kabigumira, the dead cleric, tried to rescue a pump attendant and another woman.
One of the thugs pulled out a gun and shot Kabigumira dead.
Kabigumira becomes the sixth victim of gun attacks in Luweero since February.
In March, gunmen attacked a home at Bulyankuyege village in Katikamu Sub county where they shot dead a woman before robbing a motorcycle and unspecified amount of money.
Tusingwire said Police Flying Squad is tracking down the gunmen.