Moroto prison break: security shoots two inmates dead

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The joint security hunting escaped Moroto prisoners has shot dead two inmates.

The UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson, Maj. Peter Mugisha, told Daily Monitor that the escapees were shot dead on Saturday in Nadunget Sub-county, Moroto District, while trying to avoid being re-arrested.

“One escapee who was shot dead had become wild. One [escapee] was killed by a mob and another one was captured alive and he was taken back to prison,” he said.

According to Maj. Mugisha, the hunt for the armed escapees will continue until the escapes are re-arrested and the guns recovered.

Victoria University

219 prisoners escaped from the prisons on Wednesday last week with more than 15 guns and 480 rounds of ammunition.

Opposition figure Kizza Besigye cited overcrowding as one of the reasons that could have prompted the great escape.

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