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Cattle rustlers injure two in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Moroto district are hunting for armed Karimojong cattle rustlers who shot and injured two people in Moroto. The incident that took place on Monday night in Nadunget sub-county left residents sleepless. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson identified the injured as Cosmos …

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Security kills rustler, recovers 2 guns in Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security team comprising the police and army have busted a hideout of cattle rustlers in Kotido district killing one rustler and recovering two fully loaded AK47 machine guns. The raid that took place on Sunday night in Losilang ward in the Northern division …

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Karimojong cattle rusttlers killed 160 people in 2021

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 160 innocent people were killed by the Karimojong cattle rustlers since the rustling crimes resumed last year. This disturbing statistic was revealed by police, reflecting a person murdered every two days in order for the rustlers to get their loot. Micheal …

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Joint security forces kill 85 cattle rustlers in Karamoja region

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces killed 85 Karimojong cattle rustlers during disarmament operations in Karamoja region last year. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Regional police spokesperson says the security forces gunned down the rustlers in different clashes and ambushes between January and December 2021. He also revealed that …

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Karamoja leaders disagree with disarmament method

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Karamoja have expressed reservations about the methods employed by the army and police in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The police and army launched the joint voluntary disarmament exercise on July 17th, 2021. However, only 100 guns and 1,049 rounds of ammunition have …

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Security bans night movements along Kotido-Moroto road

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies in Kotido district have banned night movements along the Kotido-Moroto road following the resurgence of armed conflicts. Ambrose Onoria, the Kotido Resident District Commissioner (RDC) told URN in an interview that the resolution followed an increasing spate of attacks along the highway by …

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Three cattle rustlers killed in Napak

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three suspected Karimojong cattle rustlers have been shot dead.  The rustlers from Kotido district were shot dead in an ambush laid by the army and police in Lopei sub-county in Napak district. Michael Longole the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson says that the rustlers entered …

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South Sudanese cattle rustlers shoot and injure UPDF soldier

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two people including a UPDF soldier are nursing bullet injuries sustained during a fire exchange between the army and armed South Sudanese cattle rustlers in Madi Opei sub county, Lamwo district on Monday. The civilian casualty has been identified as Peter Abac, a resident of …

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Reformed Karamojong warriors threaten to resort to poaching

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reformed Karimojong cattle rustlers are accusing the government of abandoning them after convincing them to voluntarily surrender their firearms which was their only source of survival. This stems from the recent decision by Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to flash the former rustlers from breaking stones at …

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Suspected cattle rustlers kill LDU in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karimojong cattle rustlers have killed a Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel in Kaabong town. Capt. Edrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson says that Jimmy Lori was killed on Thursday by unknown rustlers 3 kilometres away from his detach in Kaabong. “He left the detach …

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