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UPDF bars LDUs from daytime operations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces –UPDF has barred Local Defense Unit–LDU personnel from daytime security operations. A statement by the newly appointed Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso, says although LDUs who have completed a fresher training are going to be redeployed, their role is restricted …

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Human rights activists, lawyers want LDU disbanded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human rights lawyers under the Legal Aid Service Providers Network-LASPNET have called for the immediate disbandment of the Local Defense Unit-LDU, which they have branded unruly. The activists made the call at a media briefing at Piato restaurant in Kampala on Thursday. They argued …

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LDU suspension reports false – UPDF

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has described as false reports that President Yoweri Museveni has ordered for the suspension activities by the Local Defense Units (LDUs). Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Maj. Bilal Katamba, the spokesperson of the Local Defence Unit said …

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Rider hit by AK-47 magazine in Njeru municipality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-seven- year old Robert Ssenyonga is lying unconscious in the emergency unit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital after being hit on the head by a Local Defense Unit-LDU officer at Njeru stock farm on Tuesday. It is alleged that Ssenyonga, a resident of Kilyowa …

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LDU handed life sentence for Oyam murder

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 5th Division Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF court-martial siting in Oyam has sentenced a Local Defense Unit-LDU personal a life sentence for murder. Thomas Jolly Opoka was found guilty for the murder of 65-year-old Francis Ogwang Munu, a resident of Amati parish in Oyam …

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Police deny LDUs killed Makerere University student at campus

Friends say Makerere student was respectful, humble preacher Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have denied reports that Local Defence Units (LDUs) clobbered a Makerere University student to death last week as they enforced the ongoing curfew. Police told URN that according to their information, Emmanuel Tegu, a third year …

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LDU personnel accidentally shoots self dead

Agoga, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel in Agago district has died after accidentally shooting himself. The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Martin Okello who has been attached to Labwor-dwong army barracks in Paimol Sub County under the 5th infantry Division. He reportedly shot himself …

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Private guard shoots LDU during curfew

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An Local Defense Unit-LDU officer is admitted at Rhema Hospital in Arua after being shot on the head by a private security guard using an arrow. Rashid Aiga, who is attached to the 59th UPDF battalion in Arua was on patrol together with police …

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LDUs deployed to plant sugarcane in Lamwo over manpower shortage

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Agriculture has resorted to deploying Local Defense Unit Personnel -LDU to plant seed canes at Ayuu Alali sugarcane plantation, Palabek kal sub county in Lamwo district. This comes as Horyal Investment Holding Company Ltd contracted by the government to implement the …

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