UPDF Senior Army Officer shot dead

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A senior UPDF officer at the rank of Major was on Sunday evening shot dead by another soldier at Nakasongola Military Barracks.

In the incident the suspect also injured a junior army officer who intervened to arrest him. He is currently being hospitalized.

The spokesperson of the cantonment Lt. Ibrahim Ssekito says the incident occurred at around 7pm.

He declined to reveal the name of the major because they hadn’t informed his family.

This incident has been confirmed by the Army Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire adding that investigations have started to establish the intentions of the shooting.

“There has been a shooting incident at Nakasongola Cantonment by one soldier leading to the death of one Senior Officer at a rank of Major,” said Karemire.

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In addition, the military has embarked on the search for the killer who is currently on the run.

We are still establishing connections to confirm the particulars of the deceased, the injured junior officer and the suspect.

More updates will be coming shortly as we establish the facts from the trusted army sources.

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