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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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UPDF extends disarmament period in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF 3rd Infantry Division has announced an extension period for forceful disarmament of armed Karimojong warriors for another three months. The 3rd Division Commander, Brig. Joseph Balikubembe announced the extension on November 17th in Moroto saying the extended time is to allow the UPDF …

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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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UPDF to beef up security in Karamoja sub region – Gen Muhoozi

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commander Land Forces Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, says the UPDF will keep beefing up security in Karamoja sub region by deploying more forces in each of the nine districts ahead of a forceful disarmament next month. Gen. Muhoozi says the Ministry of Defence has …

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Court Martial sentences eight over illegal possession of firearms

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 3rd Division Court Martial sitting in Moroto barracks has convicted 8 suspects for illegal possession of firearms and handed them sentences varying between 5 and 10 years. They are Lokira Peter, Loile Lodipi, Meriya Lokiru, Gino Mukas Napudakwi, Achia Marino, Lodia Andrew, Aboka Joseph Lokusi …

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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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Suspected Karimojong rustlers fleeing disarmament enter Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is panic among livestock farmers and residents of Agago district in areas bordering the Karamoja region over the fresh influx of suspected cattle rustlers. According to local leaders, the suspected rustlers began entering the border areas two weeks ago while fleeing from the ongoing …

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Seventy guns recovered in the ongoing disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint forces of UPDF and police currently operating in Karamoja have so far recovered 70 guns and 534 rounds of ammunition from the Karimojong warriors since the 17th of July when they launched second phase of disarmament in the sub region. Capt. Edrin Mawanda, …

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