Last Updated on: 1st December 2021, 03:06 pm
By press time Police had cordoned off the area as investigations start.
Soroti–1, December 2021: Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a police officer in Soroti City, John Ogulei reports.
According to Ogulei, the gunmen have also taken the officer’s gun.
According to Teso Media Centre (TMC), a publication Ogulei works for, facts show that on 30, 11 2021 at around 7:00pm, a police officer identified as Sgt. Emuria Gideon was attacked and shot dead by unknown assailants, at Maroon quarters.
Sgt. Emuria was heading for his guard duties at the residence of Justice Alex Makayi Ajiji, of Gulu High Court.
“Although the motive of the assailants is not yet well determined, the Police fraternity believes that this attack and subsequent murder was a targeted one,” as per TMC.
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According to ASP Ageca Oscar Gregg, the East Kyoga Police spokesperson, as quoted by TMC, in a statement said, “Although the motive of the assailants is not yet determined, we believe this was a targeted murder.”
ASP Ageca further revealed “we reviewed the facts surrounding the incident, a serious manhunt for the suspects has already begun, based on the available leads.”
“Guard duties are one of the cardinal functions of the Police, and there is absolutely, no reason for such senseless acts of violence against officers. We want to assure the public that we are doing everything within our means to identify the suspects for arrest,” Ageca said in a statement.