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The gun that assailants used to kill a guard in Kampala’s Rubaga Division on Tuesday night belongs to Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), investigators have revealed.
The attackers stole a gun from their deceased victim, a 36-year-old private security guard posthumously identified as Peter Agama, who was an employee of Wolves Security Group.
Police said the incident happened at BanXell Forex Bureau in Kabuusu at about 10pm and the robbers took no cash but made off with only the guard’s rifle.
Three of them were tracked and arrested and the killer gun and the robbed one both recovered in the swoop.
Brig Felix Kulayigye, the defence public information officer, yesterday confirmed that the killer gun belongs to the UPDF, but said the assailants likely hired it from a deserter who is wanted by the army.
Security sources told our reporter that the suspects are part of a group that has been staging armed robberies and terrorising city residents.
The police crime report for 2023 showed robbery cases registered in the year were 18.4 percentage points higher than in the previous year.

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