An officer attached to the Uganda People’s Defense Forces—UPDF has been shot dead by suspected Pian warriors in Nakapiripirit District.
The incident happened at Loyaraboth village, Nabolisi parish in Kakomongole Sub County some 89 kilometers South of Moroto town on Monday morning.
Capt. Denis Omara, the UPDF 3rd Division Public Relations Officer identified the deceased as Private Morris Ojede Ayoo.
He was attached to 33 battalion detachment located at Lolachat few metres to the sub county headquarters.
Omara said Ayoo was shot seven times in the stomach and the chest as he walked from Lolachat trading centre after a drinking spree.
Omara added that the deceased’s body has been taken to Bugema UPDF tactical headquarters-Mbale for a postmortem.
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.