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Security forces in Karamoja recover 25,000 stolen cattle

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in the Karamoja region have recovered 25,783 cows and arrested 11,595 cattle rustlers in one year. According to security forces, about 42,000 cows were stolen between the month of July 2021. Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson attributes the …

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Outrage in Karamoja as UPDF arrests reformed cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in Karamoja are arresting and detaining suspected cattle rustlers who hand over their firearms voluntarily, despite criticism from both leaders and the community. The arrests are in contravention of a government call to Karamojong warriors to voluntarily hand over illegal …

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Karamojong warriors raid animals from heavily protected kraal

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers from Nabilatuk district on Thursday daringly attacked a heavily protected kraal under the joint security forces of police and army and took off with 40 heads of cattle. The incident that took place at 11pm in Lokitelarengan village, …

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413 Karamojong warriors killed in 12 months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The accumulated total of Karamojong cattle rustlers killed by joint security forces deployed to end lawlessness in Karamoja now stands at 413. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson said the rustlers were put out of action from the 17th of July 2021 to July …

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ISO staff in Moroto shot by suspected cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An informant attached to the Internal Security Organisation-ISO in Moroto district is fighting for his life at Moroto regional referral hospital after being shot by suspected cattle rustlers. The victim is Mark Longok Louse, a resident of Kambizi village, Nacogorom parish in Loputuk sub-county, Moroto …

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Museveni tasks security to intensify operations against cattle rustlers

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered a comprehensive operation against the Karamojong cattle rustlers in Northern and Eastern Uganda. The president was on Saturday meeting leaders from Acholi and Lango sub-region, at the Presidential Lodge in Baralegi, Okwang sub-county in Otuke district. Museveni who said the …

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Investors flee Karamoja as mining sites targeted

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local governments in Karamoja districts are losing revenue accruing from the transportation of mineral transportation as miners withdraw from the fields citing the insecurity in the region. Karamoja region has experienced unrest for the past few months following the escalation of ambushes and raids …

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Karamojong cattle rustlers target UN staff

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of United Nations World Food Program, WFP stationed in Karamoja are gripped with shock after a section of their team was ambushed and robbed by armed Karamojong cattle rustlers. The UN officials were ambushed on Thursday morning as they were heading for field …

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UPDF deploys at Otuke-Abim border to curb cattle rustling

Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has deployed heavily along the Otuke-Abim border to stop Karamojong cattle rustlers from invading the area. The soldiers are deployed at Alir parish, Ogwete sub-county in Otuke district. Over the last few weeks, several residents fled their homes and relocated their animals for …

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