A Mbuya Military Hospital doctor on Thursday evening revealed that he expects the Makindye Military barracks shooting death toll to increase, as two survivors are still in critical condition.
Of the 21 victims admitted, two critically ill patients are undergoing treatment in the hospital’s intensive care unit according to the doctor who preferred not be named because of security reasons.
“No patients have succumbed to their injuries since the initial patients who came to us at the time of the shooting,” he told EagleOnline. “All of the patients since arrival to the hospital are still with us.”
Most are “steadily improving,” he said, although “there are one or two of those [critically ill patients] that I would consider to be profoundly ill.”
Uganda was on Thursday gripped by a second mass shooting in less than a week when seven people were shot dead inside Makindye Military barracks by a UPDF soldier, Sergeant Obua Isaac, who was also been killed in the shoot out.
The spokesperson of Military police Capt Edward Birungi confirmed the incident, saying the barracks has been cordoned off.
Most of those confirmed dead are soldiers’ wives and children whose bodies have been taken to Mulago National Referral Hospital mortuary while the causalities are military police who were involved in the crossfire.
Though details about are still scanty, an unofficial military insider tells EagleOnline that Sergeant Obua Isaac an Acholi by tribe had been connected to Col Dan Opito Odwee attached to Air Force who has been incarcerated suspected to be linked to rebel groups.
The killer is believed to have been tipped off about his impending arrested thus tried to put up a resistance which ending up in a crossfire.
According to Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, “Sergeant Isaac Obua, himself was been put out of action” during the crossfire.
Since last week, security operatives launched a hunt on people suspected to be linked to rebel groups. This has left several people including Col Dan Opito, Capt Andrew Oja attached to Bombo Military Barracks incarcerated and Nakawa MP Michael Kabazuguruka and many others incarcerated.
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