Amisom police officer Bagonza dies in Mogadishu

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Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Bagonza Edward

A Ugandan police officer serving under African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM) has died.

Assistant Inspector of Police (AIP) Bagonza Edward attached to AMISOM was announced by the Director Peace Support Operations.

Bagonza was found dead at his residence in Mogadishu Saturday morning.

Police said burial arrangements are being coordinated by AMISOM.

Uganda first deployed police officers into the mission area in 2010.

The East African country has deployed 201 police officers, 140 Formed Police Units, 60 Individual Police Officers and 1 Senior Leadership Team officer.

In October 2013, six of the IPO’s were deployed to Baidoa and Beletweyne.

The police component is headed by the acting Police Commissioner Benson Oyo-Nyeko from Uganda.

Uganda is first country to deploy troops under AMISOM into Somalia and  the largest contingent in AMISOM with 6,223 troops.

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