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Assailants attempt to kidnap deputy police spokesperson Onyango

The Deputy Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango. Police is investigating the attempted kidnap of the Deputy spokesperson on Thursday night in Kireka. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA. Police are investigating an incident in which unknown assailants attempted to abduct the Force’s Deputy spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, from a motorcycle he was moving on in Kireka town on Thursday night.

Police publicist Emilian Kayima said they are gathering information on how the assailants, who were riding on a motorcycle, attempted to grab Onyango, who was reportedly moving on another bike at around 11 pm.

Onyango was reportedly saved by his rider who decided to ride towards a crowd of people in the town, prompting the men to give up chase and change direction. He is also said to have jumped off the bike; sustaining injuries.

The residents then called police that rushed the injured officer to hospital.

The late former Buyende DPC ASP Muhammed Kirumira addressing media. Kirumira was on September 8 shot in Bulenga in the company of a one, Resty Nalinya, by unknown gunmen. (FILE PHOTO)

Mr Kayima said police will issue a statement after. The incident comes about three weeks after former Buyende District police commander, Muhammad Kirumira was shot dead by men moving on a motorcycle at Bulenga township along Kampala-Mityana highway.

Kidnaps have dominated the local headlines since the end of 2017 to the beginning of this year with many people killed by their kidnappers.

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