In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, September, 2020

Police Launch Manhunt For 215 Escaped Prisoners After Jailbreak In Uganda

Police Launch Manhunt For 215 Escaped Prisoners After Jailbreak In Uganda

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Police Launch Manhunt For 215 Escaped Prisoners After Jailbreak In Uganda

Authorities in Uganda have launched a manhunt to recapture greater than 200 prisoners who escaped from jail after stealing weapons and fled to the north-eastern a part of the nation.

The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon, September 16, close to the military barracks within the district of Moroto in northeast Uganda.

The nation’s jail commissioner, Johnson Byabashaija advised AFP on Thursday September 16, that the inmates overpowered their guards and escaped with weapons in after a shootout.


“The prisoners seized weapons from the armoury at a authorities jail in Moroto, about 460km from Kampala, earlier than dashing for the quilt of close by mountains,” mentioned the commissioner.

“About 215 inmates are nonetheless on the run. Uganda’s jail service, working with the police and the military with assist from floor and air property, have been deployed to rearrest the inmates,” he mentioned.


“There may be concern that some weapons are within the incorrect fingers, however these will probably be recaptured. We have now sufficient forces on the bottom and helicopters to trace them. The general public is suggested to remain calm,
” mentioned Byabashaija.

“One inmate was shot through the escape, three others have been recaptured, however the remaining are at giant, having escaped in the direction of Mount Moroto the place our operation is focusing in the intervening time.”

A number of the inmates had shed their shiny yellow jumpsuits to keep away from aerial detection and have been on foot half-naked, jail spokesman Frank Baine added

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Mr.Baine described the jailbreak as “one of many rarest instances of its variety within the historical past of Uganda’s Jail Service”.

 

 

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