By Keefa Nuwahereza
A joint team of Uganda Police and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UODF) in Arua on Tuesday recovered a Small Machine Gun (SMG) rifle number UG POL 48002035 with 9 rounds of Ammunitions along Arua Vurra custom Road, near the Customs with DR Congo, in Vurra Sub- county, Arua District.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the gun in question was one of the 3 guns stolen from Lobule Prison in Koboko District about a month ago.
SP Angucia Josephine, the PRO West Nile/North West Nile regions, revealed the two people who were carrying the gun were moving on a motorcycle towards Vurra Custom side during curfew time.
“Upon meeting the officers from Police and UPDF on joint night patrols, they abandoned a black bag with the gun on the roadside and took off in disarray,” SP Angucia said.
She added that; “After chasing them in vain, the officers returned to check inside the bag only to find the gun with 9 rounds of ammunitions.”
No arrest have been made yet according to the police although detectives are still hunting for the thugs.
The gun is exhibited as inquiries continue under Vurra SD Ref 02/08/09/2020.