Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Lt Col Tom Loyira

- Commanding Officer, Moroto Battalion

He was in hiding but he answered Amin's call for soldiers o surrender. He ended up in Makindye and was blown up.

Then it was Makindye Military barracks, similar killings of Acholi and Langi soldiers had continued since the coup. At least 82 of the soldiers on leave who reported to Makindye military barracks on 5th March 1971, were herded into the notorious “ Singapore ” cell and blown to pieces by grenades thrown inside the cell. Grenade blasts were heard all over Kampala prompting a statement from Gen Idi Amin in an effort to shield what his soldiers were doing to their own fellow soldiers as “soldiers destroying defective bombs”. Officers blasted at the “ Singapore ” cell included, Lt Col Tom Loyira

1 comment:

Wilfred Luyira said...

I first of all thanks you for recoginizing my Late Father on this site. My name is Oweka Wilfred Loyira. My dad died when I was not yet born and I never show his face. I very much need to have his photo if any one has kept please, Help! my e-mail: