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Ugandan soldier goes bonkers, kills eight at barracks

A Ugandan soldier was on Thursday afternoon shot dead by his colleague moments after he had killed eight people at a barracks.

According to media reports, Sgt Obua Isaac opened fire at Makindye Barracks upon learning he was about to be arrested in a swoop targeting disloyal military officers.

He is reported to have killed at least eight people at the Makindye Barracks, including his colleagues’ family members – all of whom are women and children.

That was before he was overpowered and shot dead by fellow military officers. The Barracks has since been cordoned off.


These development comes barely a week after another shootout occurred at a Police station in Gulu, northern Uganda, where a police officer was killed in a shootout.

The particular exchange of fire in Gulu was reportedly necessitated by a group of armed people out to rescue their arrested colleagues at the station.

All this happens at a time Uganda’s main opposition leader Kiiza Besigye is facing trial for treason.

Besigye, 60, was arrested on May 11 – on the day a video of him being “sworn in” as the country’s President went viral on social media.