The UPDF says it has shot dead one of the assailants in the attack on Gaddafi barracks about nine days ago and recovered the stolen guns.
This was revealed by Defence and Army spokesman Felix Kulayigye in a tweet on Saturday evening.
“Today, 26th Nov 2022, one of the assailants that carried out the attack on Sentry along Ambercourt road in Gaddafi Barracks where one soldier was killed and two SMG rifles stolen has been put out of action and two stolen guns recovered,” he tweeted, without giving details.
Sgt Simon Peter Eyagu, 45, attached to the Non-Commissioned Officers’ Academy (NCOA) at Gaddafi Barracks, was last Thursday night attacked and killed by unknown assailants who fled with two guns, including that of his colleague, who has since been taken into custody.
Security personnel have since last year been investigating incidents of attacks on police posts.
A number of arrests have been made and the attacks are being linked to a rebel outfit, the Uganda Coalition Forces for Change –UCFC whose alleged commander David Frank Ssemogerere alias Col Ndugwa was arrested and charged in the General Court Martial.
It is alleged that members of UCFC attacked Busiika Police Station in Luwero district and killed two police officers and took away guns. The attacks on police posts had forced the Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola, to implement President Yoweri Museveni’s 2019 sub-county policing model advice. 129 police posts have been merged and others are in the pipeline.