DVO Ochora

Amuru DVO, Samuel Ochora shot dead

(Last Updated On: 26 January 2024)

Amuru | Describing it “unfortunate incident”, Col. Deo Akiiki, the deputy defence spokesperson also spokesperson for Operation Harmony in northern Uganda has announced the death of Samuel Ochora. 

Here is a statement:

Last night at around midnight RA/177787 L/Cpl Ekiu Francis attached to 65Bn while preparing to go for operation in Kidmon in Lakanga sub-county, accidentally discharged a bullet from his weapon injuring himself and fatally shooting the District Veterinary Officer of Amuuru Mr Samuel Ochora who died instantly.

“The incident happened at Kololo police post.

“The injured and the body of the DVO have been taken to 4 Division Hospital for further management.

“Meanwhile, the UPDF Special Investigation Branch and the Police Criminal Investigation Directorate have begun investigating the matter for further clarity.

“We condole with the family of the late and promise to work together for harmony in the region. We await the report of the investigators for further management of the incident.”

Col Deo Akiiki

Deputy Defence Spokesperson and Spokesperson Operation Harmony.


Statement by the RDC of Amuru

“As an authority with the mandate to communicate on the same, I regret to announce the untimely death of the Ag DVO Amuru Dr Ochora Michael who breathed his last today 26.01.2024 at approximately 2 am.

“His death comes under the background that in the exercise of his function as the DVO in the implementation of the EXO 03/2023 on migrant cattle keepers, more than 300 animals were impounded on 25th.01.2024 and had to be secured till daybreak.

“The DPC, DVO and Deputy DISO drove to the UPDF detach in Lakang to secure manpower for the overnight.

“They got the forces and in the course of driving back to the holding ground, one of the soldiers who had not secured his gun well by closing the safe cause, had a bullet released from his gun shooting the gun holder in the leg and continuing to penetrate the cabin to hit the DVO who was seated behind the co-drivers seat.

“The bullet hit him from the back and efforts to move him to the medical facility were futile. He breathed his last along the way.

“This was accidental and regrettable. The family is informed and the investigation continues.

“May He Rest in Eternal Peace, Amen.”


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