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Disarmament: Security recovers 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have recovered 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors since they launched the cordon and search operations across the nine districts in Karamoja. The cordon and search operations started on May 16, 2022, after registering resistance from the armed rustlers. Michael Longole, the Karamoja …

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Research on gun violence thwarted in U.S – report

New York, US | Xinhua |  For more than 20 years, the U.S. federal government failed to properly support research into gun violence, reported Scientific American on Thursday. “We spent about 63 U.S. dollars in research dollars per life lost to gun violence, compared to roughly 1,000 dollars per life …

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Moroto names 28 suspected cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an effort to recover the remaining illegal firearms in Karamoja, Moroto district authorities have outed a list of twenty-eight suspected cattle rustlers with illegal guns. The list was generated by the Internal Security Organization. Currently, the district authorities and joint security forces are …

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Five suspected arms dealers escape military custody in Karamoja

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people arrested on suspicion of trafficking firearms from Kenya to Uganda have escaped from the 407 UPDF brigade in Nakapiripirit district under unclear circumstances. The five suspects were arrested in Bukwo district on Thursday last week. They were handed over to the army, which …

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Armed Turkana pastoralists arrested in Moroto district

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have arrested eight-armed Turkana pastoralists in Moroto district. The suspects were found in possession of six guns. The armed Turkana are suspected to be part of the rustlers terrorizing Karamojong pastoral communities, which prompted security to round them up from the grazing …

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Residents request for firearms to counter armed rustlers

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Orom and Kiteny sub counties in Kitgum district want the government to revive and arm vigilante groups in areas that are prone to attacks by Karimojong cattle rustlers. The Orom sub county LC 3 chairperson, Johnson Toodera Acellam says that his office is …

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Court Martial sentences 248 over illegal possession of firearms

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 3rd Division Court Martial sitting at Moroto government prison has convicted 248 civilians for illegal possession of firearms. The convicts have been sent to serve different deterrent sentences in various government prisons where they will be rehabilitated. On Tuesday, the chairperson of the Court …

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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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Reformed Karamojong warriors threaten to resort to poaching

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reformed Karimojong cattle rustlers are accusing the government of abandoning them after convincing them to voluntarily surrender their firearms which was their only source of survival. This stems from the recent decision by Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA to flash the former rustlers from breaking stones at …

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