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Link bus passengers robbed at gunpoint in Mityana

Link buses at the park

Link buses at the park

Police in Mityana district is hunting for a group of gunmen who mounted a roadblock and robbed an unspecified amount of money from passengers aboard a Kampala-bound Link Bus.

It is alleged that the passengers were traveling on a night bus from Bundibugyo when the bus was stopped by the gunmen at Mpamujugu swamp along the Mityana-Kampala highway.  

According to the police's preliminary findings, the bus registration number UBG 423G, belonging to Link Bus Company left Bundibugyo town with 65 passengers on board. But at around 2 am, they met a roadblock manned by about 10 people who ordered them to move out of the bus and lie down on the road.

Wamala Region police spokesperson Racheal Kawala said that after picking up all the properties, including money and mobile phones, the robbers then ordered them to board the bus. The attackers had guns, sticks, and hammers.

The robbery comes two days after another bus belonging to Link caught fire at Wakaliga traffic lights in Natete. Three weeks ago, the ministry of Works and Transport suspended the operations of the bus company after one of its buses was involved in an accident in Fort Portal killing 21 people.

However last week, the suspension was lifted. In April this year, the police flying squad unit arrested six suspected masterminds of highway robberies along the Kampala-Mityana road.  

According to the police, the suspects were conducting robberies from December 2021 to April targeting people transporting agricultural produce from Mityana, Mubende, Kasanda and Butambala districts. 

It is alleged that the gang members were masquerading either as police or army officers on the lawful duty to their unsuspecting victims.

In one of the robberies, on January 23, 2022, at Bamunanika village along Mubende-Kampala highway, the thugs dressed in army uniforms and armed with toy guns, machetes, and hammers mounted a fake roadblock and robbed occupants of a Fuso truck registration number UBG 709G that was loaded with 80 bags of maize.  

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+2 #1 WADADA rogers 2022-05-20 21:01
Whoever bewitched link bus company must be laughing all the way
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+1 #2 Akot 2022-05-21 15:59
Only Museveni's war dogs are allowed to own guns they used from the bush, then openly when in power for looting, oppressing...!

Museveni made it clear only those who serve him own guns; he even sent them to DRCongo to track those he claim are fighting him! Did Museveni ask permission of DRCongo government when his war dogs invated that country, started building roads to reach the bush he claimed those fighting him are hiding?

Ugandans are powerless coward tribally divided ruled, so which of them will take arms to rob passengers in a bus on open ground, knowing Museveni's war dogs are everywhere?

Not even armless Kyagulanyi, Besigye...can walk out in the open without Museveni's war dogs knowing, so how can passengers be robbed by other than his war digs?
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0 #3 Lakwena 2022-05-24 08:27
Just like Ggagga Bus Co plunged into the abyss of Oblivion, the proprietor of LINK Bus Service must have double crossed the Mafia Boss, who capitalized the enterprise from our sweat and blood money.

Otherwise, out of the Blue, what was the financial background of Link Bus?

In other words, Link Bus is going to be bankrupt by the Mafia Boss. Or who would still want to travel in any of Link Bus?

Wachireba?
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