UPDF soldier shoots 3 civilians dead in Gulu

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By Monitor Reporter

KAMPALA. The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces have arrested one of their own officers after shooting three people dead in Gulu.

Brig Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesman said in a statement that the Force’s 4th Division Commander Brig Emanuel Kanyesigye had caused the immediate arrest of Lance Corporal Odaga Geoffrey – the Soldier who last night misused his weapon in an unlawful shooting .

“This incident which led to the death of three revellers in a bar at Kabedopong in Gulu is very regrettable,” said Brig Karemire.

He added that investigations have commenced by a team of UPDF and Uganda Police Force into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

“Our condolences and sympathies go to the families of the victims as we condemn the action of the soldier. The gun used has also been recovered and exhibited by the investigators,” said Karemire.

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