The Police in Mityana District has confirmed that it is hunting for a group of suspected gunmen who allegedly mounted a roadblock and robbed an unspecified amount of money from passengers aboard a Kampala-bound Link Bus.
It is alleged that the passengers were traveling on a night bus from Bundibugyo when they were stopped by the gunmen at Mpamujugu swamp along the Mityana-Kampala section of the highway.
According to the Police’s preliminary findings, the bus registration number UBG 423 G, belonging to Link Bus Company left Bundibugyo town last night with 65 passengers on board but at around 2 a.m, they met a roadblock manned by about 10 people who ordered them to move out of the bus and lie down on the road.
Wamala Region Police Spokesperson, ASP Racheal Kawala who said investigations into the incident were ongoing, added that after picking up all the properties, including money and mobile phones, the robbers reportedly armed with guns, sticks, and hammers then ordered them to board the bus. The attackers had guns, sticks, and hammers.
ASP Kawala speaking……
The suspected robbery incident comes two days after another bus belonging to Link Bus Company caught fire at Wakaliga traffic lights in Natete. Three weeks ago, the Ministry of Works and Transport suspended the operations of the bus company after one of its buses was involved in an accident in Fort Portal, killing 20 people on spot. END