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New year celebrations peaceful, says Police

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd January 2004 03:00 AM

THE Police on Thursday said the New Year celebrations in the country were peaceful, save for a few incidents reported

By Steven Candia

THE Police on Thursday said the New Year celebrations in the country were peaceful, save for a few incidents reported.
In one of the incidents, a man sustained serious injuries when armed thugs shot him in a city suburb, hardly an hour into the new year.

Gerald Sebandeke was driving to his home in Busega, a city suburb when armed thugs ambushed him in Kibumbiro zone.
Police spokesman Assuman Mugenyi said the thugs, who were armed ambushed Sebandeke just as he turned into Migera road.
“They ordered him to surrender the vehicle keys and out of the vehicle,” Mugenyi said.
However, when their victim put up resistance, the thugs pulled the trigger on him, injuring him in the arm.

In the other incident, a man in Buyala trading centre, Jinja was shot dead by a local administration policeman in Jinja as he tried to disperse excited residents burning tyres in the middle of a road.
Ramandhan Nabangi, 22, of Buyala was killed at 12:15am when three local administration Police intervened and attempted to disperse the resident.
Mugenyi said a shot rang out and Nbangi lay dead in a pool of blood.

New year celebrations peaceful, says Police

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