A UPDF major is killed by a bullet in Luwero

Brigadier General Flavia Picasso, Ugandan People’s Defense Forces spokesperson

Luwero, Uganda | The Independent | UPDF and Police are investigating Major’s shooting to death in Luwero District.

Major Noel Moiseiji, whose ancillary barracks had not yet been established, was shot and killed in a private house located in the village of Masinga in the district of Kiquiosa in the Luero District.

Abubakar Simatimba, head of LC 3 in Keikyusa Sub-county, says assailants on a motorbike attacked Moiseiji between 9:00 and 10 p.m. Sunday night and shot him in the stomach as he locked his car after returning home.

Simatimba added that the attackers fled with his pistol before attacking another resident of the village of Kyakatula and stealing from him 450,000 shillings that he had obtained from selling his coffee.

Ssematimba adds that residents rushed Major Mwesigye to the Holly Cross Health Center III in the town of Kikusa but died upon his arrival there.

Since then, the UPDF has taken the body to the Bombo Military Hospital for an autopsy.

Ugandan People’s Defense Forces spokesman Brigadier Flavia Picwaso said investigations were already underway to find the attackers and their motives.

“It is true that our senior officer was shot dead by unknown assailants,” Byekwaso told URN Reporter over the phone, but I did not get more details about the deceased officer and the accident.

In December of last year, John Mosesi Elementary School teacher and a resident of Mulaji village in the Pamonanica sub-county were shot dead in broad daylight.

In August last year, Musa Katinda Bissasso, a resident of the village of Twianze in the Katikamo sub-county, was shot and killed in a land brawl with his brothers.

Police have arrested two soldiers of the Special Forces Command at Camp Nakasungola who were alleged to have been used to kill Katinda.

They were identified as Private Jackson Abiko and Sadik Olopo. The duo was allegedly hired by the brother of the deceased to kill his brother, Katinda. The two face premeditated murder in the military court

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