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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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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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UPDF explains why LDUs are deployed outside their areas of origin

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF has finally come out to explain why Local Defense Forces-LDUs are deployed outside their areas of origin. On Tuesday this week, social media was abuzz with a video of Mityana district chairman Joseph Luzige being assaulted by UPDF and …

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Museveni warns errant LDUs, asks Col Nakalema to make arrests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni  has vowed to deal harshly with Local Defence Unit personnel and other security agencies who are abusing  terms of their deployment to enforce anti COVID-19 measures. President Museveni said that’s it’s illegal to enter people’s homes in the guise of enforcing …

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KYAMBADDE: Police and LDUs should stop beating people

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has said that shops that are not within markets should not be closed. She also warned Police and Local Defence Units (LDU) teams to stop beating people, and urged traffic officers to refer those …

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People power outs video footage on Nansana shooting

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  People Power leaders have release video showing how Local Defense Unit-LDU Personnel shot dead Daniel Kyeyune, a people power activist while breaking up a procession in Nansana municipality in Wakiso district. Kyeyune was part of a procession of People Power supporters returning from the funeral …

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2900 Local Defence Unit personnel passed out for Karamoja mission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Close to 3,000 Local Defence Unit personnel have been passed out at Olilim Military Training School after completing their five months training. Of these, 240 are female officers. The personnel, drawn from parts of Teso, Bukedi, Bugisu and Karamoja will all be deployed in …

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