IGP Ochola condemns attack on Busiika police station, killing of cops on duty

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IGP Martins Okoth Ochola: File Photo

The IGP has strongly condemned the senseless and violent attack last night on Busiika Police Station, which occurred on the 31.10.2022, at around 7.30pm, by a group of armed assailants, who shot and killed two police officers on duty, injured two others, one critically, and thereafter, robbed two police guns from them.

The assailants shot and killed, D/IP Wagaluka Alex, the in-charge CID and PC Ongol Moses, both attached to Busiika Police station. During the attack, the assailants injured two other police officers, who included; PC Ochom Adrian and PC Odama Stephen, who remains in critical condition. Both injured victims were rushed to Bombo Military General Hospital for further medical treatment.

According to police, the attackers who were about 7 and armed with a pistol and guns, emerged from 3 different sides, two in front and one from behind before killing the cops.

The attackers also burnt several casefiles and attempted to burn the station. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the fire was however, successfully put off by the community at Busiika Town Council who responded and saved the police station.

“The lGP has extended deepest condolences to the family, friends, relatives and workmates of the late D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses. He further wished the two injured officers, a quick recovery. And further reiterated that there was no justification, whatsoever, for the attack and acts of violence against police officers, on duty. We do honor the deceased officers; D/IP Wagaluka Alex and PC Ongol Moses, for their ultimate sacrifice, while serving the community in Busiika, Luweero and the country at large.” Enanga said.

He said the motive of the assailants is not yet determined but the fact that they killed, injured and robbed two guns, clearly reveals how they targeted guns, police personnel and the facility.

Our specialist task teams are working diligently to identify and apprehend the suspects behind the deadly attack. We shall not rest until when they are arrested and brought to book. In addition, an emergency alert and deployment of extra manpower, has taken place.

The scene was cordoned by forensic experts for thorough documentation. A pistol that fell as the assailants fled from the scene, was recovered, and will be subjected for further ballistic examination -according to Enanga.

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