Police has revealed that 20 suspects have been arrested in connection to the terror attack by Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels at Mpondwe Lhubiriha senior secondary school in the border district of Kasese.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga told a media briefing that among those arrested include the school director and headteacher to help with inquiries ..
“At least 20 arrests have been made of suspected ADF collaborators. We also have the head teacher and the director of the school as part of our inquiries. They need to give us answers to certain questions,” Enanga said

Enanga further stated that so far postmortem has been carried out on 25bodies at Bwera Hospital and 23 handed over to the immediate families.

“All the 17 burnt bodies were male and the burns were distributed all over the body; the front, the back and one of the victims had an additional gunshot wound which means they shot at him while inside the dormitory before they burnt it,” he said adding that their teams managed to pick DNA samples from the bodies and also from relatives for comparison.

According to police six injured victims remain hospitalized, four of them at Bwera Hospital, one transferred in critical condition to Kiruddu and another one to Mulago National Referral Hospital.

“Amongst them, we have Aliganyira Wilfred, whom we transferred to Kiruddu with severe burns for better management. We also have Tumwebaze Godwin (32) who was transferred to Mulago. He had head injuries so he was also transferred for better management,” Enanga added.


The police mouth piece added that the other four still at Bwera Hospital with not very serious and life-threatening injuries include Mbambu Felista (50), Kule Elias (18), Mumbere Godwin (16) and Isingoma Julius (21).

Police say there are four survivors including Mumbere Edgar, Kato Moses, Muhindo Steven and Kambesa Gideon.

“The pursuit by the Uganda People’s defense forces (UPDF) is still ongoing at a later stage we believe they will brief the country on the counter-operation,” said Enanga

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