Police constable Stafford Walusansa is nursing gunshot wounds following a raid on Sofia police post in Busia in eastern Uganda by unknown assailants.
Two thugs reportedly shot and injured Walusansa before making off with his AK-47 rifle and over 30 rounds of ammunition.
The thugs reportedly stormed the police post at around 10:30pm on Sunday night. Walusansa was manning the counter at the time of the attack. He's now admitted at Busia health centre IV.
According to the statements recorded by police from some of the officers who responded to the attack, the two assailants clad in black jackets, entered the police post like any other clients before shooting at Walusansa.
Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, says the assailants are suspected to have been from Kenya.
"We suspect that the attackers are from Kenya. They were using a motorcycle with Kenyan number plates," Kayima said.
Busia district borders eastern Uganda and western Kenya. Police recovered a star pistol with four rounds of ammunition believed to have been dropped by the attackers as they were getting away. Police also recovered a cartridge, a ceiling riffle and a watch believed to belong to the suspects.
"Our officers responded to the attack and were able to chase away the attackers," Kayima told URN.
This is the second attack on police officers in less than a week. Barely three days ago, two police officers were killed and their guns stolen in Kizza zone in Kawempe division in Kampala city.
The deceased officers were identified as Mark Habyara and Malcom Otim. Records from Kawempe police station show that the two officers had worked during day and were expected to hand over their guns in the evening but they didn't.