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UPDF soldier attacked while enforcing curfew

By BARBARA NALWEYISO

Thursday April 2, 2020

 

A Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) officer who is a commander in chief of implementing the presidential directives Sgt Paul Kyandiya is nursing wounds after being hit by a gang of youth.

Sgt Kyandiya was attacked on the evening of Tuesday at about 9:00 p.m while implementing the curfew directive announced by President Museveni on Monday evening as one of the efforts to combat further spread of COVID-19 disease.

The curfew which runs between 7:00p.m and 6:30a.m took effect on Tuesday and is supposed to last a period of two weeks before it is lifted.

It is alleged that a gang of youth attacked the officer and hit him with a blunt metalic object which left him with a fracture on his left arm.

According to the Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr Isha Ntumwa, police have managed to arrest two suspects and are still hunting others at large.


"Mityana has many criminal gangs, one of them attacked our soldier and hit him while on duty implementing the presidential directives at Busimbi-station Road," Mr Ntumwa said.