By Prossy Namiiro
The territorial Police in Soroti City is vigorously investigating the alleged murder by shooting of it’s police officer and the subsequent robbery of his gun.
On 30-11-2021, at around 7pm, an officer identified as Sgt. Gideon Emuria, was attached and shot dead by unknown assailants at Maroon quarters while he was excising his guard duties at the residence of justice Alex Makati Ajiji of Gulu High Court. The assailants took off with his gun.
Through a press statement, ASP Agega Oscar, the PRO East Kyoga region has said that their standby and rapid teams responded to the incident and cordoned off the scene, which was thoroughly documented.
“We in addition, reviewed the facts surrounding the incident and a serious manhunt for the suspects has already began, based on the available leads.” He assured
“At this moment, the IGP and the entire police fraternity, mourn the loss of Sgt. Emuria, who had dedicated his life to serving the public. Our thoughts and prayers go to his immediate family, friends and relatives,” he added
The motive of the assailants is not yet determined as police believes it was a targeted murder.
Police has also advised people to ring the police 112 or 999 for any information that can lead to the recovery of the gun and arrest of the culprits.