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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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Four suspects escape from police cells in Nakapiripirit

Nakapiripirit, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have launched a manhunt for four suspects following their escape from custody at Namalu police station in Nakapiripirit district. The suspects broke out of the police cells in a uniport at around midnight on Tuesday where they were being held pending their appearance in …

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Local leaders in Karamoja cautioned against concealing cattle thefts

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Karamoja have accused local council leaders of concealing information about stolen livestock which is hindering recovery efforts. The accusations follow the declining recovery of stolen livestock as well as the low recovery rate for illegal firearms following the expiry of three months …

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Police to deploy 2,500 personnel in Karamoja sub region

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamoja sub-region is set to receive 2,500 police personnel this month to beef up security and enhance operations, especially on disarmament. The additional personnel will also enhance a crackdown on cattle thefts and counter cattle rustling that has persisted in the region. The deployment follows …

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Suspected child trafficker dies in police custody

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Napak police are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a suspected child trafficker in their custody. John William Lomilo Apaalomer, 59, a resident of Alekilek village, Iriiri Parish, Iriiri sub county in Napak district died on Sunday while in transit to Matany hospital. Michael Longole, …

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Former parliamentary candidate probed for cattle theft

  Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Moroto is investigating Paul Oloo, a contestant in the recently concluded Parliamentary elections for cattle theft. Oloo, also known as Balabala-Moi, lost the Matheniko County parliamentary seat to Lokii John Baptist. It is alleged that the cattle were stolen from a …

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Police in Karamoja step up sensitization drive on disarmament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Karamoja has embarked on a community sensitization drive to curb crime. Currently, security personnel are battling to remove illegal firearms which have been blamed on cattle rustling, insecurity and other related crimes. Despite the ongoing disarmament scheduled to end on October 17, …

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