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Julius Allan Hakiza
The Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, Julius Allan Hakiza. Courtesy Photo.

Two Bodaboda Cyclists Shot Dead in Masindi, Buliisa

Police suspect that guns in illegal hands are the ones being used to stage these armed robberies and the suspects later reportedly flee to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
posted onDecember 1, 2017
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By Fred Kiva

Police in Bunyoro have launched an investigation into the shooting of two bodaboda cyclists in separate incidents. The first incident happened in Bigando, Masindi Municipality when a cyclist, Peter Tekakwe was waylaid by armed thugs and shot dead at around 8pm on Wednesday.

The second incident occurred on Thursday night at around 10pm at Piida B, near Butiaba Landing site in Buliisa district. Albertine Region Police Spokesperson Julius Allan Hakiza identifies the second victim as Stephen Kabarole.

He was shot dead and his motorcycle robbed. “3 bullet cartridges were recovered from the scene, suspects are not yet arrested. We call upon members of the Public to always identify such criminals and notify the nearest police,” Hakiza said after the Buliisa shooting.

“Police are working hard with our sister forces from the UPDF to identify all black spots and carryout a joint operation,” He added.

Police suspect that guns in illegal hands are the ones being used to stage these armed robberies and the suspects later reportedly flee to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

“As we are neighboring DRC, it’s always hard to arrest the culprits, since most of them after their robbery missions, run to Congo,” Hakiza noted.

The shooting incidents are raising public concern.

“Guns! Guns! Guns! Bullets! Bullets! Bullets! Death again! Death again! Masindi needs answers,” posted one Jonathan Akweteireho, a resident of Masindi town on his Facebook wall shortly after the Masindi shooting.

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