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Unknown assailants shoot two residents dead, burn down police station in Butambala

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Unknown assailants shoot two residents dead, burn down police station in Butambala

The police are hunting for five suspected cattle thieves who killed two people and burnt down a police station in Butambala.
ASP Tumushabe Lydia the PRO Katonga Region says that officers at Kyabadaza police station received a disturbing call at about 11 pm on Friday that residents were planning to lynch two suspected cattle thieves who were moving on two motorcycles.
The incident happened at Kasule Ayanguwa village, Budde Subcounty in Butambala District. A team of officers responded, rescued the two suspected cattle thieves, and took them into custody at Butambala police station.
However, Tumushabe says that moments later, another 3 men traveling on motorcycles arrived at the scene and started inquiring about what happened.
The community threatened to arrest them since they too looked suspicious. This prompted the suspects to draw out a gun and shoot at the residents gathered, killing two instantly.
The deceased have been identified as, Kalyango Ibra and Nsubuga Peter.
“The armed assailants proceeded to Kyabadaza and attacked officers on duty. A fire exchange occurred, which enabled the escape of suspects, including the two suspected cattle thieves. Although no officers were injured and guns lost, part of the offices got burnt,” says Tumushabe.
She adds that the motive of the suspects has not yet been determined. “Our operational and intelligence teams have embarked on a mission to identify the attackers and ensure they are brought to book.”

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