UWA PR Simplicious Gessa Confirms Death Of Ranger

The Uganda Wildlife Authority has lost one staff to unidentified armed poachers after he was shot dead in the chest.

The deceased ranger has been identified as 26 year old Anthony Twesigye, attached to Murchison Falls Conservation Area.

The authority Public Relations Officer, Simplicious Gessa confirmed on Wednesday succumbed to a gunshot wound following a fire exchange with the armed poachers that engaged government rangers in a fierce gun battle.

According to Gessa, Twesigye with three other rangers under the command of SWIFT ranger Lance Corporal, Innocent Ddungu left Adebuk camp for a three night extended patrol covering the areas of Langele and Pajok II on the eastern side of Karuma-Pakwach highway (24km from Karuma).

He added that this is the second UWA official to be killed this year after one Sisto Amuge from Matheniko Bokora wildlife reserve who was killed in June.