Three escaped inmates from the Singila Prison in Moroto District have been shot dead in an exchnage with security personnel.
News broke last evening of over 200 inmates who escaped from prison after they overpowered prison staff and made off with 15 firearms and 20 magazines. During the scuffle, one security officer was shot.
The UPDF Spokesperson 3rd Division Maj. Peter Mugisa said that the three inmates were killed by joint forces that included the police, prison warders, and the UPDF. They followed the inmates on the steeps of Mount Moroto. The same efforts saw 7 inmates recaptured.
Security forces are still canvassing Moroto in efforts to recapture the inmates stating they are hardcore criminals who need to be taken out of the general population.