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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: Two suspected Jie warriors killed in fire exchange

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspected Jie warriors have been killed in a fire exchange with the UPDF in Kotido district. The exchange took place in Namaire Village in Kalosarich near Toror Hills in Panyangara Sub County yesterday afternoon. According to the UPDF Spokesperson for 3rd Infantry Division, …

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Karamoja leaders seek regional solution to cattle rustling

  Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Karamoja sub-region are in Lira to promote alternative sources of livelihood, which will end cattle rustling. The delegation from Nabilatuk and Moroto districts in Karamoja region are visiting Lira for exposure and meeting aimed at generating new ideas and possible partnerships …

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Local leaders in Karamoja cautioned against concealing cattle thefts

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Karamoja have accused local council leaders of concealing information about stolen livestock which is hindering recovery efforts. The accusations follow the declining recovery of stolen livestock as well as the low recovery rate for illegal firearms following the expiry of three months …

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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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UPDF raises concern over commercialized cattle raids in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has raised concern about commercialized cattle raids in the Karamoja sub-region. UPDF backed by the Anti-Stock Theft Unit-ASTU has been fighting the resurgence of cattle rustling in Karamoja since October 2020. Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu, the UPDF deputy spokesperson said …

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Cattle rustling declines upon withdraw of LDUs in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces fighting against cattle rustling in Karamoja have said there is a decline in cattle rustling in the region. The forces have attributed it to the withdrawal of all the Karimojong local defence unit personnel who are now undergoing training and already, …

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Reformed rustlers flee for their lives after handing guns to army

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karimojong ex-rustlers who voluntarily handed over their guns to the army and received certificates from the forces have abandoned their homes for fear of being attacked by armed rustlers who are accusing them of surrendering. Peter Apuun, one of those who handed over his gun …

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Karimojong cattle rustlers kill 125 in Karamoja so far

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 125 people have lost their lives to armed Karimojong cattle rustlers between November 2020 to October 2021. The Karamoja region police spokesperson Michael Longole confirmed the statistics in  interview Friday, indicating that 15 out of the 125 people killed were minors aged …

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