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Six suspected warriors arrested in Kotido municipality

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The security forces in the Karamoja region have arrested six suspected warriors who have been terrorizing travelers. The arrest follows a series of road ambushes and abductions mainly on routes of Abim-Kotido linking to Kaabong district and Kotido to Moroto. The operations which was conducted …

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Security forces in Karamoja recover 25,000 stolen cattle

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in the Karamoja region have recovered 25,783 cows and arrested 11,595 cattle rustlers in one year. According to security forces, about 42,000 cows were stolen between the month of July 2021. Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson attributes the …

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Police collects UGX 15 million from EPS defaulters in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Moroto district has raised 15.9 million shillings in the operation against defaulters of the Express Penalty Scheme. On Monday, police embarked on a traffic enforcement operation against the defaulters. EPS tickets were introduced in 2014 under section 165 of the Traffic and Road Safety …

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Disarmament: Security recovers 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have recovered 148 firearms from Karamojong warriors since they launched the cordon and search operations across the nine districts in Karamoja. The cordon and search operations started on May 16, 2022, after registering resistance from the armed rustlers. Michael Longole, the Karamoja …

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Panic in Moroto as rustlers turn to burglary

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is high among residents of Moroto municipality following attacks by suspected cattle rustlers who have resorted to breaking into people’s homes asking for money and food. Joseph Puwan, a resident of Katanga ward says that the warriors attacked him on Friday last week around …

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Police shoot two in Abim in case of mistaken identity

Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Abim district shot and injured two people in a case of mistaken identity. They were shot in Oyaro ward on Saturday. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson says that the police suspected the two were cattle rustlers. He identified the victims …

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Disarmament: Joint security forces kill 8 Karimojong cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight Karimojong cattle rustlers were killed last week by the joint security forces involving the army and police in the ongoing disarmament operations in the Karamoja region. The Karamoja Regional Police spokesperson Michael Longole disclosed this on Monday during the weekly press briefing on the …

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Police struggles to enforce ban on crude waragi in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police is struggling to contain the entry of crude waragi from other regions into Karamoja despite the check points manned by security personnel along the highways. In the last few years, the type of alcohol consumed by Karimojong has changed from local brew known as …

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Cattle rustlers injure two in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Moroto district are hunting for armed Karimojong cattle rustlers who shot and injured two people in Moroto. The incident that took place on Monday night in Nadunget sub-county left residents sleepless. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson identified the injured as Cosmos …

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Joint security forces kill 85 cattle rustlers in Karamoja region

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces killed 85 Karimojong cattle rustlers during disarmament operations in Karamoja region last year. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Regional police spokesperson says the security forces gunned down the rustlers in different clashes and ambushes between January and December 2021. He also revealed that …

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