The Ugandan military, on Thursday, killed the ringleader of a daring massive jailbreak where 200 inmates escaped from a prison in the northeastern district of Moroto.
Isaac Okware, Third Division Army Spokesperson, told Xinhua that the army killws Tom Lopusi at Loputuk village in neighbouring Kotido district.
Lopusi, a notorious warrior, allegedly led the Singila prison break in Moroto town in September 2020.
A total of 219 out of 620 prisoners escaped with 15 guns and several rounds of ammunition.
This happened after they overpowered the prison wardens on duty two years ago.
Court have sentenced most of the escapees over illegal possession of firearms in the region (also known as Karamoja).
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“The joint security forces conducted a cordon and search operation in Loputuk, where one well-known notorious warrior named Tom Lopusi was put out of action.
“The military forces took his body to Kotido Health Center IV for postmortem,” Okware said.
The military spokesperson said the joint forces recovered one of the guns taken during jailbreak, and 18 rounds of ammunition.
Okware said Army had been trailing the 32-year-old, following another attack on a detachment in Panyangara, where an officer died.
“We congratulate our joint security forces for tactical efforts and commitment to degrade criminal elements and pacify Karamoja,” Okware said. (Xinhua)
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