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Gunmen shoot motorcyclist dead in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown gunmen have shot dead a motorcyclist in Gulu city. The gunmen shot the unidentified rider on Tuesday night at around 11:00pm near Manuel Primary School in Agwee cell, Pece-Laroo division in Gulu city along the Gulu-Kitgum highway. Nicholas Otim, the chairperson of Acholi sub …

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Gunmen terrorize boda boda riders in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda riders in Gulu district and city are living in fear following attacks by unknown gunmen. At least three people, two of whom are boda boda riders and a female passenger sustained severe injuries after being shot at in separate attacks between January 21 and …

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Gunmen killed 1,192 in northern Nigerian state in 2021

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | A total of 1,192 people were killed and 3,348 others kidnapped in 2021 in a spate of attacks by gunmen who have been on the rampage in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kaduna, according to official data released by Tuesday. In a security report for the …

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Police launches crackdown on illegal gunmen in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Gulu district have launched a crackdown on illegal gunmen who are reportedly terrorizing the locals. This follows an outcry from the local leaders who say the suspected gunmen are in Awach, Paibona, and Patiko sub counties in Gulu district. Swaib Taban, the …

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Truckers profiling colleagues killed in South Sudan for reparations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of the Long-Distance Heavy Truck Drivers Association in East Africa has started profiling associates killed or incapacitated by gunmen along the Nimule-Juba highway for possible reparations. The compilation will include drivers and turn-men from within the East African bloc that includes Tanzania, Uganda, …

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Fear in Moroto as unknown gunmen kill resident

The Moroto District Police Commander Abel Barugahare has linked the killing of Napeyok to the arrest of Moru Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The communities in Moroto continue to live in fear as gunmen continue raiding villages in the town, killing people in what appears to be targeted killings. On …

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Gunmen kill at least 88 in attacks in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | XINHUA | At least 88 people were killed and scores of others wounded following attacks by bandits in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Kebbi, local police confirmed on Saturday. The bandits unleashed terror on eight different communities in the Danko-Wasagu local government area of the state on Thursday, Nafi’u …

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Eight shot dead in Nimule

South Sudanese gunmen opened fire on fishermen killing eight on spot Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight people have been shot dead by suspected South Sudanese gunmen at Odujoa village in Nimule. The deceased include five South Sudan nationals and three Ugandans. The eight were attacked on Thursday night while fishing on …

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Businessman shot dead in Gulu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 41-year-old businessman on Tuesday night was shot dead by unknown gunmen. Michael Fadul Ali who operates a mobile money and grocery shop at Coo-pe trading center, Bungatira sub county in Gulu district was shot at around 11 pm in his shop. Geoffrey Roman, the …

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Gunmen abduct three, raid 40 cows from Amuru district

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown gunmen have abducted three people and stolen 40 heads of cattle in Amuru district. The gunmen are said to have conducted separate raids in Oforo, Kampala landing site and Atoro villages in Amuru sub county over the past week. Denis Tookema, a resident …

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