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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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Prison warder shot dead in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint force of police and army have launched a man hunt for a group of armed men who shot dead a prison warder. Peter Kiplangat, popularly known as Fred Mwanga was shot dead at around 9pm at Camp Swahili Chini village, in the South …

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1,500 police officers deployed in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1,500 police officers have been deployed in the Karamoja region. The deployment is seen as a boost to the security in the region aimed at cracking down on armed warriors and cattle rustling. The deployment comes as police and UPDF are carrying out a disarmament …

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Karamoja leaders disagree with disarmament method

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Karamoja have expressed reservations about the methods employed by the army and police in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The police and army launched the joint voluntary disarmament exercise on July 17th, 2021. However, only 100 guns and 1,049 rounds of ammunition have …

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