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Police in Karamoja step up sensitization drive on disarmament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Karamoja has embarked on a community sensitization drive to curb crime. Currently, security personnel are battling to remove illegal firearms which have been blamed on cattle rustling, insecurity and other related crimes. Despite the ongoing disarmament scheduled to end on October 17, …

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Stop playing with Karamoja security, army warns NGOs

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF has warned development partners operating in Karamoja to stop issuing reckless statements on the security issues of Karamoja. Capt Adrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says the security agencies have noticed with concern the rate at which some NGOs …

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Karamajong woman shot dead for ‘giving intelligence to UPDF’

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karimojong warriors have shot and killed a woman who is suspected to have given intelligence information to Uganda Peoples Defence Forces Officers in Kaabong town council. The UPDF says that the woman, only identified as Zam Zam, a resident of Kitome Trading Centre in  Lodiko …

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200 detained for illegal possession of firearms in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 195 warriors have been arrested for illegal possession of firearms across Karamoja sub-region since the second forceful disarmament exercise began on July 19th, 2021. The suspects are locked at the 3rd Division UPDF headquarters in Moroto town pending trial in the Court Martial. The …

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Six Moroto prison escapees rearrested during disarmament exercise

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six prisoners who escaped from Moroto government prison in September have been re-arrested by Uganda People’s Defence Forces in the ongoing disarmament exercise in the Karamoja sub-region. At least 224 prisoners escaped when they overpowered the prison officers and varnished with 14 guns. An immediate hunt …

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Karimojong disarmament: Army, police recover 23 guns in two weeks

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing cordon and search operation by the army and police has led to the recovery of 23 firearms from cattle rustlers across Karamoja region since the second phase of disarmament exercise started on July 17th, 2021. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson says …

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