KAMPALA – The Director of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID), Ms Grace Akullo and the Director of Police Operations, Mr Asuman Mugenyi, have arrived in Nakasongola District to investigate attacks by machete welding men, which have so far claimed six lives in a space of four days.
Ms Akullo arrived in Nakasongola at around 1 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, and convened a meeting with Regional Police Commanders. She was set to address the residents on the efforts made by Police to stop the attacks.
Earlier on residents said they had lost trust in local Police and wanted UPDF to take over security to avert fresh attacks.
Last Thursday, Mawanda Missach, 10, Amos Ssekanza, 7, Judith Adiru, 38 and Loziyo Matovu, 80, all residents of Wabigalo Village were brutally murdered in broad daylight by machete-wielding killers. The assailants did not take any property.
On Sunday, two residents were beheaded at the same spot near Wabigalo Church of Uganda Primary School. The deceased have been identified as Fred Bulega, 40, and Fred Mujuni.
Savana deputy regional police commander David James Wamunyerere on Monday said the police and the army were trailing the killers.
“It is unfortunate that we have now lost six people killed by people whose motives are not yet known. The killings are in same style and the security has already got some clues that we are trailing. We already have two prime suspects but we are yet to subject them to the identification parade. One of the suspects has already given us clues that we are tracking,” Dr Wamunyerere said.
Mr Noah Mutebi, the Nakasongola County MP, asked the government to intervene.
“We appeal to the government to beef up security in this area because we have already fallen to the trap of the assailants who managed to strike again just after the murder of four people.
“We have since advised our people to arm themselves with sticks and move in groups. The group that now targets anybody and at any time is very dangerous. The government must quickly respond,” Mr Mutebi said.