UPDF soldier shoots self after killing two civilians in Arua

UPDF soldier shoots self after killing two civilians in Arua
A UPDF soldier in Arua killed himself after shooting two dead

A Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier attached to the 57 battalion in Arua district has killed himself after shooting two civilians dead and injuring another.

Private Arthur Niwamanya, formerly attached to 503 brigade headquarters, had just been recently transferred to the 57 Battalion.

Maj Telesphor Turyamumanya, the spokesperson for the 4th Infantry battalion in Gulu district, says private Niwamanya killed two men and wounded a woman in Bondo trading centre in Ayivu county before shooting himself dead.

He says circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

Turyamumanya identified the deceased civilians as Nicolas Drandu and Amos Alioni, residents of Bondo trading centre and Ayivu county respectively. He says the incident took place on Wednesday morning.

Alice Adribiru, the injured woman is receiving treatment at Arua referral hospital.

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