A 35-year-old private security guard attached to Special Weapons and Tactics (SWATT) has been killed by unknown assailants while on duty in Kisoro district.
The deceased has been identified as Erick Habomugisha, a resident of Kanyabukungu village, Gisorora parish, Nyakabande Sub County Kisoro district.
According to Patrick Monday, the SWATT Supervisor in charge of Kisoro branch, Habomugisha was on Saturday (5th, June) evening deployed to guard at the National Water and Sewerage Corporation pump station in Chuho Village,Gasiza Parish ,Nyakabande Sub-county.
Monday says that Habomugisha was armed with a company rifle number SAR UG PS0 9069985-08751 to takeover-night duty. Monday however says that they were shocked when Habomugisha was found today at around 08:00 AM cut several times and his body dumped in the waters of the pumping station.
Elly Maate, Police spokesperson for the Kigezi region confirms the incident saying that after killing him, yet to be identified assailants made off with the rifle. Maate says that police visited the scene but only managed to recover the machete as an exhibit that assailants used to cut him. Maate also says that the deceased’s body has been taken to Kisoro hospital mortuary for post mortem as investigations into the matter continue.
The case is registered at Kisoro police station under file number CRB 282/2021. Habomugisha is not the first security guard to be attacked by assailants this year. Just three days back, yet to be identified assailants cut and injured Mathew Akampurira, a Special Police Constable-SPC attached to Kabale Central Police Station. The assailants attacked Akampurira at highland stage along Kabale-Kisoro road in Central division, Kabale town around 1:40 am on Thursday morning. Akampurira was cut twice on the head and left leg.
On January 28th,2021, Gracious Byaryabakabu, a Special Police Constable attached to Kabale Central Police Station was killed and his firearm registration number 565824456 with 30 rounds of ammunition was taken while guarding at Kabale District Electoral Commission offices located at Makanga hill in Kabale Municipality.