UPDF Soldier Kills Two in Kaabong

1253 Views Kaabong, Uganda
The army in Karamoja is investigating the circumstances under which a soldier shot and killed two people in Kaabong Military barracks. On Thursday evening, Private Augustine Opio of Loreriya barracks, ran amok and shot and killed two people. Two others were also critically injured in the incident. Opio reportedly emerged from his house and opened fire at his neighbor's wife killing her instantly. The woman's two-year-old child was also killed. Brigadier, Patrick Kankiriho, the third Division Commander, says the army is interested to find clues that could solve the mystery surrounding the soldier's heinous act. Kankiriho says the suspect will be taken to a psychiatric for medical examination. Capt. Bob Ogik, the Third Division Intelligence Chief says a board of inquiry has been setup to investigate the shooting. He says action will be taken on the errant soldier basing on the report from the board. In November 2007, Lance Corporal Grigori Magoro, attached to the army medical unit went on rampage shot dead his former lover and three children before turning the gun on him-self. The incident was blamed on a love gone sour.


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