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Two Gunmen Allegedly Shot At Usafi Mosque

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Police with the help of sister security operatives have shot dead two armed suspects in an operation at Usafi Mosque in Kisenyi and other locations around Kampala.

According to Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, the two people shot were armed and tried to attack the officers in the operation and saw a number of suspects involved in acts of terrorism and radicalisation arrested.

“The Uganda Police Force in a joint operation with sister security agencies early this morning conducted an operation at Usafi mosque in Kisenyi and other locations in and around Kampala. A sizeable number of suspects involved in acts of terrorism and radicalization were arrested. Women and children who had been held hostage were successfully rescued. In the operation, two of the armed suspects were shot dead as they attacked the officers in the operation. Details of this operation will follow,” a statement from the police mouthpiece Emilian Kayima said.

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Panic In Busoga As Assailants Ask For 120 Young Women, 20 Breasts Of Elderly Women And 400 Married Women

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Assailants have stormed Busoga sub-region and dropped threatening letters in five (5) parishes.

The assailants asked residents to handover 120 young women, 20 breasts of elderly women and 400 married women.

When contacted, Jinja police division commander Onesimus Mwesigwa confirmed the reports but asked residents to stay calm because security agencies are working hand in hand to bring the suspects to book.
Onesimus said, “we have been alerted about the assassins in the region who have threatened residents but we have already deployed across the region and in case they try to make a move, they will regret.”
He added that security operatives in the region have held close door meetings to find a lasting solution to the security situation in the area.

This comes on the heels of an assurance from the army to Ugandans to stay calm because very soon they are going to conclusively handle the organized criminal gang that is terrorizing the nation.

However, it should be remembered that earlier this week, Security minister Henry Tumukunde proposed that whoever is caught in armed robbery, kidnap and murder should be shot.

 

By Hadadi Mubiru

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I Wanted Business Capital: Woman (30) Arrested For Kidnapping Herself And Asking For 4 Million Shillings From Relatives

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Kyosiimire Grace at Katwe police station

Katwe Police Station is holding a 30 year old Kyosiimire Grace for faking her own kidnap.

According to the deputy Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the station took action against Kyosiimire, a  resident of  Makindye, a Kampala suburb for kidnapping herself and demanding money from her relatives.

Relatives of Kyosiimire started receiving messages from her phone number that she had been kidnapped and her kidnappers were asking for four million shillings before the close of the weekend if she was to escape alive.

Ahimbisiibwe Robert (35), a resident of Rutukye Town, Mitoma district and a brother to Kyosiimire said that he later received a message that her sister had been killed which forced him to run to Katwe police station to record a kidnap case.

This forced Katwe homicide team to set a trap to establish whether Kyosiimire was indeed kidnapped and killed after suspecting that she may have kidnapped herself .

“We agreed with her best friend, a one Tutegyerize Rose who our homicide team had already tracked and arrested after getting conflicting information regarding Kyosiimire’s kidnap. We set her up to meet her best friend at Mega Standard Restaurant for a pork treat, our Police officers who had already taken cover arrested her and took her to Katwe  Police Station. Indeed, she was in possession of her phone meaning she was the one sending messages to her relatives,” Onyango explained.

Kyosiimire confessed that she had kidnapped herself to get money from her relatives to pay off her debts and at least start up a business of mobile money for herself so that she stops begging from relatives and friend. Kyosiimire is currently detained at Katwe police station.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Businessman Slaughtered Like A Goat, Killers Disappear With His Head

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Security operatives in Masaka district have started investigating circumstances under which unknown assailants slaughtered an unknown adult male like a goat, tied his body with a huge rope, dumped it body in Lake Victoria and took off with the head.

Security sources revealed to the Grapevine that fishmongers at Ddimo landing site in Kyesiga sub county in Masaka district saw the dead body along the shores of the lake and tipped off operatives who came and took the body to the mortuary for postmortem report as they wait for the relatives of the deceased.

The district Crime Intelligence and Interrogation Department (CIID) officer ASP Juliet Nakawala confirmed this murder and promised told locals to remain calm as they begin the search for the assailants who killed the deceased.

Angry locals later blamed police and other security agencies for failing to protect Ugandans and their property.

 

By Aslam Kabugu

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