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Amuria woman hacked to death by unknown assailants

By Emmanuel Alomu

Added 27th November 2017 08:57 AM

Akiding’s neighbours said this was not the first time the assailants had attempted to kill the retired teacher for unknown reasons

Amuria woman hacked to death by unknown assailants

Akiding’s neighbours said this was not the first time the assailants had attempted to kill the retired teacher for unknown reasons

A retired teacher from Wera sub-county in Amuria district, Beatrice Akiding Akwano, has been hacked to death by unknown assailants.

Akiding, 61, a resident of Oimai trading centre was attacked with a panga while preparing supper in her kitchen on Saturday.

The Police have not yet established the motive for the killing.

Michael Erimu, the acting Amuria district Police commander (DPC) said Akiding who was a widow was staying alone.

Erimu said they cut off her right hand and her head had deep cuts. She died when she was being rushed to hospitals by neighbours.

According to Erimu, Police attempts to track the assailants using a sniffer dog were futile because several other people had already contaminated the crime scene.

Amuria district woman MP, Suzan Amero who visited the scene condemned gruesome murder of the Akiding and she asked the residents to be vigilant of their own security.

"This is a grave situation which calls for vigilance. Residents must know those around them and must study the behavior of the people they are staying with," she said.

Akiding's neighbours said this was not the first time the assailants had attempted to kill the retired teacher for unknown reasons.

They alleged that someone had once attempted to strangle her, but they were quick to respond.

 

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