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Police shoots, kills two thugs in Bukoto

Posted: 2020-02-13T07:01:16Z Read: 894 times
Police shoots, kills two thugs in Bukoto

Police has shot and killed after police responded to an attempted kidnapping and robbery at around 9:00PM on Wednesday night, when officers at Tuba Police Station recieved a disturbance call about a robbery that was taking place at the home of Natif Nicholas located along Matayo close Kigowa II Zone in Bukoto II Parish . 


Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson said in a statement last night that about four unknown thugs had attacked and seriously assaulted private security guard and also intercepted the owner of the home Natif Nicholas, bundled  him in his vehicle Harrier white in colour registration number : UBD 239A , with an aim of Kidnapping him and stealing his motorvehicle.


"Our response team swiftly responded to the scene and the  thugs upon sighting them ,  the driver  attempted to knock  them using the stolen vehicle . This prompted our officers to fire warning shots and followed it with bullets that fatally injured the two un identified thugs . The victim was also  injured in the leg but out of danger  , he was lator rushed to Nakasero hospital where he is currently receiving treatment" he noted. 


Owoyesigire says that the rest of the members of the criminal gang  took off, but police is  pursuing them.


He commended the family of Natif for the timely reporting of the incident and also for having the contact of their nearest police station. 


"We also want appreciate the Officer in charge Tuba Police and his team for the quick response when they were called upon and also thank the local leaders for promoting the levels of vigilance in the area" Owoyesigyire said.


He advised the community to exhibit total vigilance while approaching their homes and also seek escort services from the area Police whenever necessary.  
Police is yet to ideas tofied the deceased and bodies have been taken to city mortuary Mulago for postmortem.