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Karamajong woman shot dead for ‘giving intelligence to UPDF’

Some warriors recently held by police and UPDF

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karimojong warriors have shot and killed a woman who is suspected to have given intelligence information to Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officers in Kaabong town council.

The UPDF says that the woman, only identified as Zam Zam, a resident of Kitome Trading Centre in  Lodiko Sub County was shot dead by the warriors on suspicion that she was collaborating with security agencies revealing information about people with illegal firearms.

Area leaders say that the late used to associate with soldiers at her business premises while pointing to the warriors, who thought that she was disclosing those with firearms. This is the fifth person officially reported to have been killed by the warriors over reports of associating with security agencies.

The 3rd Division Infantry Spokesperson Edrin Mawanda told URN that the Karamojong warriors are looking for people giving intelligence information to security personnel. He added that the Warriors have also been targeting Peace Committee Members GISOs and PISOs.

Two members of the Kotido peace committee were shot dead early this month in what locals said was in vengeance because they had been suspected to be revealing information relating to illegal firearms. Another peace committee member survived death when people suspected to be warriors fired 31 rounds of ammunition as they tried to kill him from his home in Panyangara.

This was several months after the same warriors killed the Kotido Peace Committee Chairperson Mugur at his home. Because of such attacks, the Kotido Elders Council Secretary, John Akore says all Peace Committee Members have currently abandoned their duty due to security threats.

Meanwhile, armed Dodoth Criminals shot dead another civilian Daniel Igira a resident of Nakidongo Trading Cenre in the same Lodiko Sub County in Kaabong. Police have arrested 6 in connection to the killing. The security forces have so far recovered 66 guns and 443 ammunition.



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