As Detectives work tirelessly to bring to book the assailants that gunned down former Buyende Police Boss Muhammad Kirumira, a source in investigations has told our reporter that the type of gun that was used to shot Muhammad Kilumira was an ‘IMI Galil’ rifle.Afande Kilumila Assailants Used “IMI “ Riffle Gun – Investigations
It is reportedly said that an ‘IMI’ rifle can be used by any rounds of ammunition and mostly used by elite forces.
Of recent, police flying squad discovered one ‘IMI’ gun in Butambala which gun was claimed to having been used by car robbers in Bugolobi in 2016.
It was reportedly said that on filing the report, flying squad operatives stated that the only IMI in Uganda at that time that was discovered in Butambala might have entered the country by the help of one of Sudan’s elite force operatives who in their report claimed that he might have sold the gun to robbers in Uganda.
Crediting the Wikipedia, IMI was made in the late 1960s, and produced by Israel Military Industries now called Israel Weapon Industries.
The design is basically a clone of the Valmet Rk 62, which is itself a copy of the Soviet AK-47.
The first Galils were manufactured using Valmet Rk 62 receivers.
Most Galils are chambered for either the 5.56×45mm NATO or 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges.
The Galil series of weapons is in use with military and police forces in over 25 countries.
The Israeli army used the 5.56×45mm NATO caliber Galil in three basic configurations. The Automatic Rifle Machine-gun with a bi-pod, wire-cutter and carrying handle would become the standard service rifle issued to front line infantry troops.
This is the version that famously features a bottle opener in the front handguard.
The Automatic Rifle without the bi-pod, wire-cutter and carrying handle was issued to support troops and military police units. The Short Automatic Rifle (SAR), with a shortened barrel, was issued to vehicle crews, army staff and specialty troops.
Why would the assailants have used IMI.
Investigators say that if the rifle that was used to gun down Kilumira was an IMI then the assailants might have calculated to kill the evidence since with IMI any one can use any type of bullet of another rifle.
There reports that on most gunned down the scene of the crime the bullets being used look a like.
Reports indicate that the bullets at Kilumira’s Crime scene were of an Ak47 but it seem the investigators are yet to be conviced that it was an Ak 47 gun that was used in the assassination of the slain police boss Muhhamad Kilumira.
Muhammad Kilumira was Gunned down on 8 , September in busega a city suburb a few meters from his home by yet un identified Assailants.