UPDF soldiers on a hunt of a Local Defense Unit (LDU) personnel were forced to open fire and killed him instantly after attempts to arrest him failed.
Private Robert Miyaga was killed inside an unnamed lodge in Masaka town moments after he shot dead Edward Musaasizi, the chairperson of Lutovu Village in Malongo sub-county in Lwengo district and Jacqueline Asasira outside Byansi Clinic along Kampala road in Masaka Municipality.
The gruesome incident happened on Friday afternoon. Miyaga shot his victims at close range before taking off to go and locked himself inside a lodge.
A joint team of police and UPDF trailed him up to his hide but failed to persuade him to open for them. They then sprayed teargas inside the room with a hope that he would open but all in vain. It was then that they decided to open fire and killed him.
According to a report by URN, Miyaga had initially trailed Musaasizi and Asasira to Byansi Pharmacy where they had gone to buy drugs.
He shot at them as they boarded a motorcycle killing Musasizi on the spot while Asasira died shortly after being rushed to Masaka regional referral hospital.
Alex Kafuuma, a boda boda cyclist was had parked next to Byansi clinic told URN that Miyaga shot Musaasizi in the head twice before turning his gun on Asasira.
Mathias Wamala, an attendant at Byansi clinic in Masaka town, said that they had thought that Miyaga was on an operation to enforce adherence to President Museveni’s COVID-19 directives.
As he fled the scene, Miyaga shot in the air ostensibly to scare away onlookers.
Major Flavia Terimulungi, the Spokesperson of the Masaka based UPDF Armored Brigade, says preliminary reports show that Miyaga killed the two over infidelity after obtaining reports that the village chairperson was involved in a sexual affair with his wife.