Minister Engola visits UPDF soldier who lost eye

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Minister Engola visiting the soldier

The Minister of State for Defense & Veterans Affairs (General Duties) Hon Col (Rtd) Charles Engola has Monday visited  Pte Niwanyine Alex in Gulu hospital.

He was accompanied by Brig Gen Bonny Bamwisaki the 4 Infantry Division Commander.

Pte. Alex Niwanyine lost his eye after being attacked by an unknown group of people in Bibia Municipality in Amuru District.

“He was violently attacked in Bibia as he enforced directives to prevent COVID 19,” Brig Richard Karemire, the army spokesman, said on Sunday.

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He added: “Such incidents emerging including pelting stones at security forces must stop.”

Col. Mbusi from the 4th Division in Gulu visited the soldier in hospital.

Last month, Sgt Paul Kyandiya sustained injuries after being attacked by a gang of youth while enforcing a curfew that is intended to stop the spread of Covid-19, in Mityana District.

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