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Police in Karamoja warned against human rights violation

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja has urged its officers to observe human rights and be disciplined in the course of carrying out their duties. Elias Kasirabo, the ASTU commandant for Karamoja region said that as an institution, police has paid …

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Sebei MPs task Nabanjja on Karamojong rustlers

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the sebei sub-region have tasked prime Minister Robinah Nabanjja with the security of their electorate. They are concerned about the renewed raids by suspected Karamonjong warriors, which they ha claim have led to the death of several people and the loss of animals. …

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Karamoja MPs call for new approach to tackle insecurity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Karamoja region have called for a review of the security strategy for the area following increased insecurity characterized by cattle rustling. The MPs were on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs chaired by …

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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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