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Bandits shoot Kitwe guard


A 30-YEAR-OLD guard of Nobutula Lodge in Kitwe is nursing gunshot wounds at Kitwe Teaching Hospital after armed robbers shot him on the left thigh.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the incident which happened at the lodge at around 03:00 hours yesterday.

The criminals stormed the lodge with intent to steal but were met by a forceful security staff.

Ms Katanga identified the security guard as Mr ConstantinoChibale of Musonda compound of Kitwe and described his condition as stable

“Yes, we have a case of aggravated robbery where 30-year-old security guard at Nobutula Lodge Constatino Chibale was shot and wounded by suspected criminal who attacked the lodge.

“The incident happened when three criminals entered the lodge and fought with two security guards. One of the suspected criminals produced a gun and shot the victim before the three fled the scene,’’ Ms Katanga said

And sources at the lodge and the hospital separately said Mr Chibale’s condition was stable.

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