ZOMBO. Police in Zombo district are investigating circumstances under which unknown people torched Otheko police post in Paidha sub-county after dropping a letter reportedly demanding for three guns from the officers attached to the post.

Mr John Bosco Okethwengu, the chairman Jupagali lower village said the incident occurred at about 1:00am on Tuesday night thus leaving the residents in panic.

“The huts were burnt but no property was taken since there was prior letter anticipating danger,” he said.

Mr Jackson Orombi, an elder in the area said they have been sighting suspicious people in the village, a concern they reported to the police but no action was taken.

“We suspect it could be the same group that attacked an army detach in Zombo town council in March this year,” he said.

Mr Nilson Ahabwe, the Zombo district police commander confirmed the incident and said after receiving the letter presaging the attack, they took immediate step to withdraw the three officers at the post, days before the attack.

He said investigations have commenced to establish the motive of the unknown attackers who are still at large,” Ahabwe said.

This is the second attack in a spate of two months after a group linked to the Homeland Liberation Movement attacked an army detach in Zombo town council in May this year.

The incident left five UPDF soldiers dead and unspecified number of attackers killed while over 30 of them were captured and airlifted to Kampala.

 hutThe only hut that that was left at the police post.