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Criminals Wantonly Butcher Locals For their Sport In Masaka

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Masaka district is counting down swiftly on the number of unexplained murders committed by unknown assailants in the area. Today the number has reached 20 people that have lost their lives over the past month. In a daily operation, the security has arrested over 38 suspects in relation to these murders that have forced locals to migrate and leave the area.

The opposition has asked government to strengthen security in this area in order to curb the the acts of terrorism in the area.

Machete wielding criminals Thursday night murdered a 47-year-old man as unidentified criminals continued to wreak havoc in Masaka Sub-region.

The deceased who has been identified by authorities as Madi Mulindwa was killed at his new house which was still under construction at Kisaaka Village, Kimaanya –Kabonera Division, Masaka City at the border of Masaka and districts of Lwengo and Bukomansimbi.

60-year-old Annet Nampijja Muwangaza of Kasaali village Bisanje parish in Masaka is the latest and 19th victim of the brutal killings in the city. Unknown assailants butchered her at around 7:50 pm on Wednesday evening.

The assailants waylaid Nampijja as she left her outside kitchen to enter the house. Nampijja’s death brings to five, the number of people killed since Monday this week. She also becomes the 19th victim in the spate of unexplained killings in the region in just under two months.

She follows Fred Ssemanda, 28, a resident of Bukulula village in Mateete town council in Sembabule district who was murdered on Tuesday night plus three others who were killed in Ssettaala village, Ssenya parish, in Kimaanya-Kabonera division in Masaka city on Monday night.

Isa Bakabulindi, a friend to the deceased says that Nampijja was alone at home when she was attacked. He says that although the deceased yelled for help, it was too late for them to save her as they found her lifeless body lying in a pool of blood by the time they arrived.

Bakabulindi says that they are worried about the attacks since the actual motive of the assailants is unknown because they do not take money or property from their victims.

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