UPDF Soldier Kills Three Colleagues in Somalia

UPDF has started investigations into circumstances under which a soldier shot dead three of his colleagues in Somalia on Monday morning.

UPDF contingent spokesperson, Capt George William Musinguzi identified the shooter as Corporal Simon Agaba attached to Base camp in  Mogadishu.

“This (Monday) morning, at around 0600 Hrs, RA/170986 Cpl Agaba Simon attached to Base camp Mogadishu in Somalia randomly shot and killed three of his colleagues,” said Capt Musinguzi in a statement sent to ChimpReports.

He identified the deceased as Lance Corporal Christopher Kigongo, Lance Corporal Lord Charles Mangwi and Private Charles Akatwongyera.

It was at first alleged that Agaba was involved in a quarrel with his colleagues before opening fire on them.

Pictures of the killed soldiers show their bodies lying lifeless in pools of blood. 

Soldiers work for long hours in Somalia under intense heat, leading to stress. 

Cpl Agaba was later disarmed after shooting his colleagues. 

Officials said Agaba asked his fellow soldiers to shoot him dead, saying he knew he faced a death penalty. 

The soldiers said they had no mandate to execute him. 

Capt Musinguzi said “investigations have commenced to establish the true cause of his actions but we suspect the soldier has been struggling with stress disorders. We commiserate with the families of the deceased.”

In 2019, a UPDF Captain shot himself after killing a colleague in Somalia.

Ugandan troops conduct military operations against Al Shabaab in Somalia and protect vital installations including airports and the United Nations base.

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