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Students and residents of Keyo Village in Lamogi Sub-county, in Amuru District were shocked as a security guard shot dead a student of Keyo Senior Secondary School.

The Senior Four student identified as Isaac Ojok, 18, was shot at 8pm on the school premises on Monday.The security guard, attached to Exposs Security Company Limited, is alleged to have shot at Ojok as he went for preps.

Aswa Regional Police spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema confirmed the incident. He said police have sent detectives to the school to ascertain the cause of the shooting.

Mr Okema said there were two security guards at the school, both of whom have disappeared with their guns. “We have mounted a hunt for the security guard. We will ensure that he is apprehended and brought to justice,” Mr Okema said. He said in the aftermath, students destroyed school property worth millions of shillings protesting the manner in which their colleague was killed.

stronPolice deploy at schoolstron“We have deployed heavily at the school to stop the rioting students from destroying the remaining school property,” he said. Early this year, Mr Okema asked security agencies in the region to improve training of their guards. In March this year, a UPDF soldier shot dead two people and injured three in Opit village in Lalogi Sub-County Gulu District.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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