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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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Elwelu pitches camp in Karamoja

UPDF back to drawing board over disarmament of Karimojong Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces -UPDF has been forced back to the drawing board to redefine their strategy in disarming armed Karimojong who continue to be a security threat in Karamoja. The Deputy Chief of …

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Karamoja women hailed for spearheading gun recovery

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security task force enforcing the ongoing disarmament exercise in Karamoja has hailed women for playing a key role in the recovery of firearms. Capt. Edrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson, says that women have been great partners since the army and police …

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Police to deploy 2,500 personnel in Karamoja sub region

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja sub-region is set to receive 2,500 police personnel this month to beef up security and enhance operations, especially on disarmament. The additional personnel will also enhance a crackdown on cattle thefts and counter cattle rustling that has persisted in the region. The deployment follows …

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Suspected Karimojong rustlers fleeing disarmament enter Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is panic among livestock farmers and residents of Agago district in areas bordering the Karamoja region over the fresh influx of suspected cattle rustlers. According to local leaders, the suspected rustlers began entering the border areas two weeks ago while fleeing from the ongoing …

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Seventy guns recovered in the ongoing disarmament in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint forces of UPDF and police currently operating in Karamoja have so far recovered 70 guns and 534 rounds of ammunition from the Karimojong warriors since the 17th of July when they launched second phase of disarmament in the sub region. Capt. Edrin Mawanda, …

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