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1,500 police officers deployed in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1,500 police officers have been deployed in the Karamoja region. The deployment is seen as a boost to the security in the region aimed at cracking down on armed warriors and cattle rustling. The deployment comes as police and UPDF are carrying out a disarmament …

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ASTU to establish more detachments in Karamoja

Police and UPDF have stepped up their joint operations to forcefully recover 500 estimated illegal guns from the hands of armed native Karimojong Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja is to establish more detachments across the sub-region to help curb cattle rustling …

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UPDF arrests sixteen over cattle rustling

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has arrested 13 men and three women in connection with theft of cattle in Moroto district. The 16 persons have been taken into custody at the 3rd Division headquarters in Moroto, pending further investigations. The 16 were apprehended on Sunday in Nadunget sub …

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Cattle rustling declines upon withdraw of LDUs in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces fighting against cattle rustling in Karamoja have said there is a decline in cattle rustling in the region. The forces have attributed it to the withdrawal of all the Karimojong local defence unit personnel who are now undergoing training and already, …

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Police to deploy 2,500 personnel in Karamoja sub region

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja sub-region is set to receive 2,500 police personnel this month to beef up security and enhance operations, especially on disarmament. The additional personnel will also enhance a crackdown on cattle thefts and counter cattle rustling that has persisted in the region. The deployment follows …

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Former cattle rustler excels in fruit growing

Napak, Uganda | Julius Businge | John Baptist Angolere 48, abandoned cattle rustling after surviving death eight times during cattle raids. The father of seven has now settled down in Auriki Akinei village in Iriiri Sub County in Napak district where he has excelled as a fruit farmer. He is involved in growing mangoes, …

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Cattle rustling reduces as the Karimojong return to garden work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a decline in cattle rustling in Karamoja region, a thing the leaders attribute to garden work. Mark Abuku, the Kaabong district LC V chairperson says that the most active rustlers are now busy clearing their gardens for the planting season. According to Abuku, …

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Minister warns Karimojong against exaggerating number of raided animals

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs Moses Kizige has cautioned Karimojong pastoralists against a mentality of exaggerating the numbers of the animals lost whenever they are raided. Minister Kizige cautioned the Karimojong on Monday during a meeting with the Matheniko pastoralists in Moroto district and …

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Karimojong elders ask gov’t to revive animal branding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Karimojong elders in Napak and Nabilatuk districts have recommended to government to revive the electronic animal branding, a practice which was taking root ten years back. According to the elders, the electronic animals branding had stopped cattle rustling in Karamoja. The elders …

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