A private security guard attached to Millenium Security Company Limited in Rukungiri District one Julius Byamukama is in trouble for losing a gun to thugs.
It is alleged that Byamukama, who is locked up at Rukungiri police station, was drunk, when he lost his gun registration number MACK4/UG/POL/1387/104641 to thugs while on duty at Rubabo Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCO) Nyakisheinyi branch in Mukirangyira Trading center in Nyakishenyi sub-county on Saturday night.
According to Stephen Nsubuga Bewayo the Rukungiri Resident District Commissioner, Byamukama was drunk when the thugs struck and made off with his firearm.
Security agencies are worried that the thugs could use the gun to terrorize locals.
The Acting Rukungiri District Police Commander Edwin Atukunda says that efforts are underway to track down the thugs and recover the firearm.