One dead as assassins shoot at minister Nantaba

Nantaba Idah Erios

We are verifying a report saying assassins trailed minister Aidah Nantaba and opened fire on her vehicle around Naggalama on her way from Kayunga to Kampala.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire, the gunmen followed Nantaba on a motorbike REG NO UDL 822A.

She became suspicious and alerted Nagalama Police station which alerted other stations.

The Police then started patrolling and monitoring the surroundings.

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The cornered gunmen opened fire forcing police to fire back killing one of the gunmen on spot.

One of the attackers was carrying a Ugandan National ID and a driving permit.

Ida Erios Nantaba is the Kayunga district Woman MP and State Minister in the Uganda Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

She was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016.

Prior to that, from 15 August 2012 until 6 June 2016, she was Minister of State for Lands in the Cabinet of Uganda.



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