Idah Nantaba

Uganda’s State Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Aidah Nantaba on Sunday at around 2:40pm survived an alleged assassination by unknown gunmen who opened fire on her official car as she travelled from her constituency, Kayunga to Kampala.

Before the shooting, the gunmen trailed the minister for some minutes. They were traveling on a Suzuki motorbike, Registration No. UAL 822A.

The attack targeting Nantaba took place not very far from Nagalama.

By the time of filing this story, a terrified Nantaba was at Nagalama police station recording a statement and the police had not spoken about the incident.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire says, the Kayunga legislator was suspicious of the men on the motorbike before she called the Nagalama Police station which alerted other stations.

“The Police then started patrolling and monitoring the surroundings before the gunmen opened fire which prompted the Police to fire back before killing one of the gunmen on spot,” Owoyesigire has said.

Oweyesigire says the Police has launched the hunt for the other gunman as investigations the incident continue