The Joint Security Agencies are actively investigating another senseless and violent attack, that occurred on a UPDF mini check point, that leads to Gaddafi Barracks main gate, on Thursday, at around 9pm, by a group of armed assailants, who killed the a UPDF officer, identified as Sgt. Eyamu Simon Peter, aged 45, and robbed two guns, including that of his colleague, who had gone to the nearby shops.
The facts gathered indicate that the assailants took advantage of the location of the mini-checkpoint, distanced about 1km away from the main checkpoint to Gaddafi main barracks, the green cover and the Ambercoat market access, which made the mini-check point a soft target. They attacked the guard, stabbed him to the right chest and also shot him thrice, killing him instantly.
The assailants robbed two guns and fled from the scene. The security barricade at the main Gaddafi barracks checkpoint was not breached.
Regional security task teams responded immediately upon learning about the incident and cordoned off the area.
An immediate search, with the use of K9, led to the arrest of one suspect who was found hiding in a trench.
The second UPDF guard who left his beat at the mini-check point, is also arrested for further interrogation.
The joint intelligence and operational teams are also building on their intelligence aimed at identifying and pursuing the assailants.
The body of the deceased has been transferred to Jinja Regional Referral hospital for further post mortem analysis.