Police struggle to identify gunned down assailant following the attack on plywood factory in Kassanda
Two guns and a panga have been recovered by police in Wamala and Kassanda and efforts to recover the additional gun are ongoing following an attack on ZIAN DUOMI factory, and aggravated robbery, in Kigarama village, Myanzi parish, Myanzi sub-county, in Kassanda district.
One police officer was killed by the attackers who jumped the fence to access the factory that deals in plywood on 16.10.2021, at around 2.40 am.
The gang of approximately 15 criminal assailants, armed with pangas and metallic bars, jumped over the fence of the factory and headed straight to the sentry house near the gate where they attacked 3 police officers who were inside.
During the surprise attack, they grabbed a gun and shot dead PPC Amuko Ronald and inflicted serious injuries on two other officers identified as, PPC Rukundo Obed and PPC Muwanguzi Peter, and took their guns bringing the total number to three.
However, the officers also managed to shoot and kill one of the assailants who is yet to be identified.
The criminal assailants proceeded and broke into the room of the Managing Director, Shi Wenxia, and robbed him of cash Ugx. 7 million, 1000 Chinese Yuan, and other items, while others went to the CCTV room and vandalized the cameras.
The suspects also attacked two female victims on the night shift and gang-raped them, before they fled from the scene.
According to Fred Enanga the police spokesperson, response teams from Kassanda, upon arrival rushed the two officers and the female victims to Mityana Referral hospital for further medical attention and DNA samples.
The bodies of the officer and the killed assailant were also transported to the hospital for post mortem.
“The combined task team is now working towards the identification of the assailant who was gunned down, to help identify his place of origin, after his body was found with no identification documents, and also not known in the area. We are also pursuing other leads and will not rest until the assailants are tracked down, arrested, and brought to justice” Enanga says.
The two officers and the female victims are all out of danger and progressing well in the hospital.