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UPDF Soldier Stabbed to Death; Gun Stolen



Police and the army are investigating circumstances under a UPDF soldier was on Saturday morning stabbed to death in Lebngec upper village, Lungulu Sub County in Nwoya district.

Lance corporal John Aniko was reportedly found dead by the roadside by local leaders with a spear in his abdomen, according to Denis Atube, the Lungulu Sub County chairperson.

Mr Atube noted that the deceased was only found with a piece of Kitenge cloth which he tried tying with his stomach in a struggle to save his life adding that no one has yet been arrested  in connection to the incident as residents in the nearby area have all fled.

“I got a call on the matter at around 4:00, am and when I rushed to the scene all the neighbours had fled,” he said

According to Atube, the deceased has been in the area guarding a farm belonging to Ms Rose Nyeko the chairperson for Nwoya district National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.

Ms Nyeko described the deceased as a very quiet person who had never registered any case of causing chaos for the period he served in her farm.

“The only thing I knew about him is that he drinks alcohol and loves moving late in the night but he is a very quiet person” Mrs. Nyeko explained

She added that there was one gun that was reported missing from the house following the incident and she suspects that it could have been grabbed by the attacker.

“His gun was left in the house but the gun for his colleague is the one missing and we suspect the attacker could be in the know”, according to Ms Nyeko.

Meanwhile Maj Telesphor Turyamumanya the UPDF fourth division army spokesperson confirmed the report adding that investigation into the matter is already ongoing.

“We are investigating how he was stabbed and the circumstance under which the gun went missing” Maj Turyamumanya.

In April this year, a UPDF Soldier Alex Niwanyine , lost an eye during an attack by a civilian in Bibia Amuru district as he  was enforcing social distancing.

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