Mbarara Police are investigating the killing of a security guard on duty.
Benson Aryatuha, a private guard attached to New Securico Uganda Limited was hit to death with a huge stone on Tuesday evening.
He was on guard duties at a private premise in Kakooba division in Mbarara Municipality.
Ibin Senkumbi, the Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson, says after killing the guard, the assailants made off with his gun and mobile phone.
Senkumbi urges proprietors of security companies to desist from deploying one guard at large premises, saying it exposes their lives to risk since thugs target their guns.
On August 1, 2016, unidentified thugs killed Moses Kirongosi, a Police officer on duty and took his gun.
On September 24th, 2015, two security guards belonging to Saracen Security Company were killed on duty in Kasese district.
The two men were on guard duty Joseph’s Initiative, Kasese Processing Factory in Nyakatonzi Cell in Kasese Municipality.
The factory processes seeds and other agricultural produce.