By Our Reporter
KOTIDO: The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have today (Thursday) shot dead one of the Moroto prison escapees in Kotido district.
Maj. Isaac Oware, the spokesperson for the third division, identified the deceased warrior as Tom Lopusi.
According to Maj. Oware, the warrior was shot dead during an operation in Loputuk village, Odera Parish, Panyangara Sub County.
A prison gun (UG_PRI 563689710-02102) with 8 rounds of live ammunition was recovered during the shootout, while the body of the deceased has been taken to Kotido Health Centre IV for postmortem.
He said they had been trailing Lopusitom since last year, after he led a gang that attacked Panyangara detach and shot dead a UPDF officer.
In September 2020, police, army, and prison officers began pursuit of over 200 inmates who reportedly made off with 15 guns as they escaped from Moroto government prison.
Although authorities said they shot some of the inmates dead and captured some others, many of them remain at large to date.
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