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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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Karamoja prepares for second disarmament exercise

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and army will on Saturday launch the second phase of the disarmament exercise in Karamoja. Michael Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson says that the joint force operation will first begin with voluntary disarmament. Voluntary disarmament involves a peaceful recovery of guns where …

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MPs ask for UGX 40Bn for disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have requested for over Shillings 40billion to facilitate the new disarmament program in the region following deteriorating security and rampant cattle raids. The UPDF 3rd Division is set to lead the disarmament, targeting armed warriors who have constantly threatened peace and security …

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UPDF recovers seven guns in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has recovered seven guns in Karamoja region. Major Peter Mugisa, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says that the guns were recovered on Wednesday during separate operations in Kotido, Nabilatuk and Moroto districts. He said in Moroto district, they conducted a …

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Karamoja leaders want second disarmament peaceful and inclusive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Karamoja have called for an inclusive disarmament process where the UPDF should involve elected and religious leaders, civil society and community leaders in order to minimize cases of human rights abuses. During the first disarmament process that ushered in a window of peace …

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