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Private Guard Shoots LDU Officer During Curfew

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Police in Arua District have arrested a 28-year-old private security guard who allegedly shot a Local Defense Unit-LDU Officer on the head using an arrow.

Jamal Musa reportedly attacked Rashid Aiga, an LDU personnel attached to the 59th UPDF battalion in Arua, while on patrol together with Police officers near Stabex Fuel station along Arua-Nebbi Road on Friday night.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was guarding Honey Pride Arua in Arua Town.

According to eye witnesses, several attempts to stop the determined Jamal from shooting at the officers as he took cover and aimed at the officers was in vain.

Lieutenant Lauben Ndifula, the West Nile Region UPDF Spokesperson has confirmed the incident, saying the security personnel were enforcing curfew when Aiga was shot.

Ms Josephine Angucia the West Nile Region Police spokesperson says they have commenced investigations into the matter.

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