Police kills 2 in ‘self-defence’, OC’s house torched in revenge

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Police have shot and killed two boda boda motorcyclists in Kiruhura district.

Richard Kankiiriho and Edward Salongo, were operating at Kitokye and Shell stages in Ibanda Town coun

They were killed on Monday while forcing their way into Kanoni police cells in Kanoni trading center to lynch a detained motorcycle thief.

Benson Byaruhanga, the Kiruhura District Police Commander, told Uganda Radio Network his men tried to disperse the angry riders but they over powered them forcing them to shoot in the crowd.

He says the officers shot the duo in self-defence claiming the riders wanted to torch the suspect.

Angry riders went on rampage burning down houses of Iddi Dragoba, the Officer in Charge of Kanoni police post and a crime preventer.

They also destroyed a banana plantations belonging to the neighbouring residents.

So far police has killed four people in the district.

This comes on heels of the Kasese shootings that claimed the lives of six people.

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