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Leaders in Karamoja accuse security forces of starving suspects

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces involved in the disarmament exercise in Karamoja have come under the spotlight from some local leaders for allegedly starving the suspects they pick up during the cordon and search operations. On Monday, the joint security forces launched the cordon and search …

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UPDF, ASTU recover 240 guns from cattle rustlers in eight months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) have revealed that over 243 guns have been recovered from cattle rustlers in Karamoja since the launch of forceful disarmament in July last year. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered for forceful disarmament of …

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MPs call for fresh disarmament process in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the northern and eastern regions affected by cattle rustling have called for a fresh disarmament process in Karamoja to curb the vice. The MPs from Karamoja, Acholi, Teso, Lango, and Bugisu sub-regions say that there has been a resurgence of cattle …

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Joint security forces kill 20 cattle rustlers in one week

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces comprising the army and police killed twenty Karamojong cattle rustlers during their disarmament operations in the region last week. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson told URN in an interview on Monday that the rustlers were gunned down in gunfire exchanges …

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Disarmament: Joint security forces kill 8 Karimojong cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight Karimojong cattle rustlers were killed last week by the joint security forces involving the army and police in the ongoing disarmament operations in the Karamoja region. The Karamoja Regional Police spokesperson Michael Longole disclosed this on Monday during the weekly press briefing on the …

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Karamoja gets UGX 39 Billion for disarmament exercise

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has released 39 billion Shillings for supporting the ongoing disarmament exercise in Karamoja region. This was revealed by the Minister for Karamoja Affairs Mary Goreti Kitutu while officially opening the one day Karamoja regional security review meeting held in Moroto on Thursday. The minister …

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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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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 pledges protection to informers as forceful disarmament begins

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF 3rd Infantry Division has pledged protection to it’s informers as they start forceful disarmament of warriors in Karamoja. The Division Commander Brig. Joseph Balikudembe said the army will protect community members who give intelligence information about the presence of illegal weapons to security …

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