A senior police officer in Moyo district has been shot by a South Sudanese refugee under unclear circumstances.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Ian Natukunda was shot by a male refugee after he allegedly grabbed a gun from a female constable.
It is not yet clear what led the refugee to shoot the officer.
ASP Natukunda sustained injuries in the chest and has been taken to Moyo hospital for first aid treatment.
He was later airlifted to Kampala City for further treatment.
Police spokesperson for West Nile region, Ms Josephine Angucia confirmed the incident.
She said the suspect shot other people, but details are yet to be got from Moyo District Police Commander who is at the scene.
Meanwhile Obongi and Moyo police are jointly investigating the case.
The incident happened on the 12th.Oct.2019 at around 7:30am where the suspectonly identified as Abubakari a refugee from South Sudan allegedly grabbed a gun from a female Police officer who was guarding at the camp.
He started conducting himself in a violent manner and it’s during that process that he aimed and shot at ASP Natukunda Ian to the chest critically injuring him. The OC post had responded to the incident with a view of disarming the suspect.
The suspect was also injured in the process of disarming him. Both victims were rushed to Moyo Hospital for treatment. ASP Natukunda was there after airlifted to Kampala for further treatment.
The motive of grabbing the gun from the female officer is not yet clear but investigations continue.
The Inspector General of Police and the entire Police fraternity have their prayers and thoughts with ASP Natukunda and do wish him a quick recovery.
Report made by SP Angucia Josephine, the PRO West Nile/ North West Nile