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Armyworm invasion spreads to Kotido district

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Kotido district are alarmed by the invasion of armyworms which are scaring them from opening up their gardens in the first season of rain. The farmers in Kotido confirmed that the district has been affected by the invasion of the armyworms, a pest …

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Kotido LC chairpersons abandon work citing death threats

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Local Council One-LC 1 chairpersons in Kotido district have abandoned their work citing threats to their lives. Kotido Resident District Commissioner, Ambrose Onoria disclosed this on Saturday during the destruction of 378 illegal firearms recovered from warriors. According to Onoria, the LC I …

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Leaders speak out on vice chairperson killed during cattle raid

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aped Longole, the former Napumpum sub-county LCIII vice chairperson in Kotido district who was gunned down by joint security forces on Thursday night was a notorious rustler before he joined politics, URN has learnt. Longole was killed while driving rustled animals from Apeitolim in Napak …

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LC3 chairperson shot dead in cattle raid

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces in Karamoja have shot dead Aped Longole, the LC3 vice-chairperson of Napumpum sub-county in Kotido district. He was killed while driving rustled animals from Napak to Kotido. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja region police spokesperson confirmed the incident describing it as unfortunate for …

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Kotido businessman shot dead by armed rustlers

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army and police have launched a joint operation to hunt down armed thugs behind the death of a prominent businessman in Kotido district. Peter Toyon, a reformed cattle rustler was shot dead at around 9pm on Friday night while riding his motorcycle from Kotido …

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Security kills rustler, recovers 2 guns in Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security team comprising the police and army have busted a hideout of cattle rustlers in Kotido district killing one rustler and recovering two fully loaded AK47 machine guns. The raid that took place on Sunday night in Losilang ward in the Northern division …

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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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My life is in danger, claims former MP Bildard Adome

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former member of parliament for Kotido municipality, Bildard Adome has said if anything happens to his life, the security forces should be held responsible. Addressing the media on Wednesday in Kotido, Adome claimed that he has been attacked several times by plain clothed security …

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Kotido district registers 18% teenage maternal deaths

Kotido registered 37 maternal deaths from 20 September 2020 to 21 September 2021 Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kotido district has recorded the highest number of maternal deaths in Karamoja sub region for the last one year. The deaths have worried local leaders who are calling on the health workers …

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