By Obbo Yusuf
One of the Gadaffi barracks Assailant attackers have been killed by UPDF in Iganga ,2 guns recovered with military stores while 3 have been seriously injured in the fire exchange process.
UPDF in assisted by Busoga East police on Saturday carried out a search in Iganga Nkatu ward northern division after spotting a house where a suspected attacker of Gadafi Barracks a one Alibuza Roggers was hiding.
According to sources liutenant Alibuza Roggers deserted the forces 7 months ago, after undergoing high military training and has been a threat to goverment hence, hunting him from Kampala upto Iganga he was tracked through his girlfriend.
On Saturday security moved to the said place and knocked on his door, he refused to surrender but instead exchanged fire with the military at his rented House in Nkaatu, he escaped but later he was arrested in Bugumba after a fierce operation, in the process he shot at more than 2 military officers who are undergoing Surgery operation at Iganga Hospital.
According to the LC 1 of Nkatu ward Mr Alile Balomdemu he was informed by security teams that they will do a search in one of the home in his areas after identifying a criminal in hiding.
“I got a call from security that my area has a criminal in hiding and I was requested to accompany them in the house search, reaching the suspected room the said person refused to open and started warning officers who had come for him, he discharged bullets and one of my native in names of wanguma Emmanuel was injured and he was rushed to Iganga Main hospital for first Aid”
Alile Balondemu urged all Nkatu land Lords to take an initiative of registering their tenants with the LC1 office to avoid such incidents of wrong doers to happen without any ones notice.
In his Tweet, the Updf spokesperson Afande filex Kulaigye confirmed the operation ”one of the assailant that carried out attack on sentry along Umbercourt road in Gadaffi Barracks where one soldier was killed and 2 SMG riffles stolen has been put out of Action and the two stolen guns recovered “
Reliable sources told us that during the house search by District crime investigation officers ,Scene of crime officers( soco) and other police officers,UPDF belongings were found including: One rifle Ak47 s/No.UG UPDF 56595903627,Army green pouch containing three magazines loaded with 88 live Ammunitions,one new army trouser (madowadowa),Army budge ,army certificate in the names of RA/225972 pte Alibuza Rogers (the suspec) , Fourteen cartages and Another empty magazine .All these recovered from his rented house in Nkatu proper in Iganga Munincipality .In the fire exchange the suspect ran with one rifle Ak47 though also security managed to recover it after hours of fire exchange that ended the life of the suspect .
Sources also indicated that the suspect Ra/225972 pte.Alibuza Rogers was put out of action after injuring 3 officers,Omadi medard,kule erisa,mulongo Julius all rushed to Iganga hospital for treatment and the suspect’s body taken to Iganga hospital mortuary.
The second rifle No. UG UPDF 4814241 with 4 rounds of a XRmminatins recovered at second scene in sugar cane plantation.
After the saga, thousands of Iganga residents rushed to Iganga Hospital mortuary while applauding UPDF for the great work, these went to Witness who has been hiding with intentions of causing harm to others .