BIM– A prison warder attached to Amita Prison in Abim District has been shot dead by suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers.
The killers took off with his gun.
Mr. Bob Ogwok, a teacher at Amita Primary School told Daily Monitor on Monday that John Kayongo was shot while guarding inmates at a farm in Ailing village.
Mr. Ogwok said the prison warder died while being rushed to Matany Hospital in Abim District.
He said prison warders from Amita Prison who were backed by Anti Stock Theft Unit security operatives pursued the assailants to Amita Hill where they were suspected to be hiding.
Mr. Frank Baine, the spokesman of the Uganda Prisons Service, confirmed the incident.