Information reaching us from the West Nile district of Arua suggests that the security officers are on a hunt for yet to be identified bow and arrow men who shot at a Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) officer that was on night patrol.
According to Lt Col Deo Akiki, the UPDF deputy spokesperson, Private Rashid Ayiga was shot on the head by the said goons near Stabex Petrol Station, Awindiri area, on Arua-Nebbi road.
“We condemn these acts of Barbarianism using arrows and bows against our forces and this is now the third time it’s happening. This seems to be the trend and we are going to hunt down everybody with arrows and bows in his house and confiscate them. We shall not allow these methods to be used against our forces.” Lt Col Akiki said, in a statement to the press.
Pte Ayiga was first admitted to Rhema hospital but later moved to Arua Regional Referral hospital for a body scan.
According to Lt. Col. Akiki, it is the third time that men wielding arrows and bows have attacked security officers on duty with the other recent attack being in Zombo district when Lt General Charles Otema survived.