The police and other security agencies in Fort Portal are currently searching for a UPDF soldier who fatally shot two of his colleagues last night.
According to reports from the UPDF, the soldier on the loose is identified as Cpl Avugo Lomuro, serving in the Mountain Division Signal Department and assigned to the Airforce Evacuation Component.
Deo Akiki, the deputy defense spokesperson, confirmed the incident but refrained from disclosing the names of the deceased soldiers, citing the UPDF policy of informing the family first.
Based on initial findings, the suspected shooter also injured another soldier, whose identity remains unknown.
“The soldier who is currently evading capture will be pursued vigorously. He will be held accountable for his actions. The UPDF unequivocally condemns this soldier’s behavior, regardless of the circumstances,” stated Akiki.
Akiki further emphasized the existence of a clear and well-defined procedure for addressing internal grievances, which the implicated soldier should have followed.
This incident marks the third occurrence in which UPDF soldiers have been involved in fatal shootouts within a span of two months.
The previous incidents include the shooting of the late Minister of State for Labour, Rtd. Charles Engola, by his bodyguard in Kyanja on May 2nd.