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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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Recruiting more LDUs will throw Uganda into anarchy – Security analysts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security analysts have warned that Uganda risks being plunged into anarchy by recruiting and keeping armed Local Defence Units-LDUs in the civilian populace. Uganda People’s Defence Force-UPDF is finalizing with the recruitment of 10,000 more Local Defence Unit personnel. But security analysts Fred Egesa and …

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Gen. Katumba shooting

 Why security must conduct better investigations   Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The June 01 shooting of Gen. Katumba Wamala, a former Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) and most recently, minister of Works and Transport, has brought police murder by assassination investigations back into the spotlight because of the …

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UPDF bans LDUs activities in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The general public in Karamoja sub region in the north eastern Uganda is welcoming a ban on LDUs in the sub-region by UPDF command describing it as “great news”. On Wednesday Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, the commander of land forces announced that army has decided …

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Three Karimojong cattle rustlers shot dead in Bulambuli district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police and Local Defense Units -LDUs have shot dead three Karimojong cattle rustlers and recovered 8 cows. According to Peter Otisipaka, the Resident District Commissioner of Bulambuli district, the rustlers were caught by security stealing animals from Bunambutye and Bumufuni sub county. Otispaka revealed that …

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Army kills six Karamojong warriors in Kapelebyong

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least six suspected Karamojong warriors dressed in the Local Defense Unit-LDU uniforms have been shot dead by the government forces in Kapelebyong district. Ronald Kedi Ongodia, the acting Kapelebyong Resident District Commissioner-RDC says the cattle rustlers fell into an ambush laid by the LDUs …

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Gen. Muhoozi is back

Bad news for Bobi Wine supporters Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | What should be the main takeaway from President Yoweri Museveni’s Dec.16 re-appointment of his son, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, to head the Special Forces Command and Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech to be the deputy inspector general of police …

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Woman assaulted by LDUs accuses UPDF of neglect

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A woman, who was allegedly assaulted by Local Defence Unit personnel enforcing Covid19 orders, has accused the Uganda People’s Defence Forces of neglecting her. Maria Namakula, who was beaten while returning from a clinic in Mityana Municipality, said she was promised by senior UPDF officers …

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LDUs, suspected Karamojong rustlers exchange gunfire in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local Defense Unit-LDU personnel have foiled a cattle robbery by suspected Karamojong rustlers in Agago district. According to information obtained by URN, nine heavily armed rustlers invaded Lakwa central village in Omia pachwa sub-county on Wednesday night where they looted four animals belonging to …

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UPDF conducting refresher course for LDUs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF has started conducting a two week refresher course for 6000 Local Defence Units-  LDUs. In statement issued by UPDF Spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire, the refresher training is being spearheaded by deputy Land Forces commander, Maj. Gen Sam Kavuma. LDUs …

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