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Police in Kampala shoot and kill two suspected thugs for terrorising the community

By Ritah Ainembabazi

A joint security team has this afternoon shot and killed two thugs who were terrorising the community in and around Mutundwe, Rubaga Division, Kampala.

According to Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango, the duo were part of a group of ten thugs who had built a temporary structure in a swamp located at Mirimbe zone below Natete Taxi Park, Rubaga Division in Kampala.

He says the gang had nicked named their hide out as the ‘jungle’ and called themselves the ‘jungle gang’.”

It’s alleged that they used to leave their hide out heading to various places to rob and then go back and hide in the swamps.

The group Onyango says had today robbed people and police was informed and they started chasing them. In the process, two were shot and died instantly.

Others are suspected to have been wounded entered in the swamps and disappeared.

The police mouth piece indentifies the two only as Bonny and Kizza aged between 20 to 23.

“Exhibits that were got at the scene include laptops, hard discs, Go TV decorders, pangas, marijuana and others” Onyango says

Some of the exhibits

Onyango says a man hunt for the eight other thugs who ran away is ongoing and appeals to members of the public with information or if they see anyone with a bullet wound to inform Police in confidence.

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