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Senior police officers in Aswa region reshuffled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five senior police officers from the Aswa river region police headquarters have been reshuffled. The officers are from the ranks of Superintendent of Police, Assistant Inspector of Police and Assistant Superintendent of Police. Some of them were recalled to the police headquarters while others were …

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Suicide, murders top Aswa region death records in 2020

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | At least 178 people were killed in the eight districts of Acholi region in 2020, the highest deaths recorded in a single year. Of those, 18 included juveniles.      Statistics compiled by URN on the basis of data shared by Aswa Region Police for …

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Panic as Gilbert Olanya’s aide is assaulted

Amuru, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Gilbert Olanya, the incumbent Kilak South Member of parliament, who is seeking re-election, is in fear following an attack on his close aide and personal driver, Patrick Opoka. Opoka is admitted at St Mary`s Hospital Lacor in Gulu City with a fractured skull and severe …

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Gunman shoots businesswoman in Gulu city

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A businesswoman in Gulu City is nursing wounds after being shot by an unknown gunman on Wednesday night.  The victim has been identified as Agnes Akello, a merchant and resident of Pece Cubu Ward in Pece-Laroo Division in Gulu City.  She was shot in the …

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Elderly woman strangled to death in Pader

Pader, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A seventy-five-year-old woman in Pader district has been killed by strangulation. Santorina Akello’s lifeless body was found lying in her house in Mission ‘’A’’ Village in Ogole Parish Lapul Sub County by her daughter, Nighty Aloyo on Wednesday. George Ocira, a relative to the deceased …

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Two injured as police blocks Kyagulanyi’s rallies in Acholi

Nyowa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Two people were on Thursday injured and hospitalized in Nwoya and Amuru Districts following running battles between police and National Unity Platform – NUP party supporters. They include Zubeda Yasin, 26, a resident of Lorikwo West Cell in Elegu Town Council in Amuru and a …

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Former NUP coordinator denies attacking Gulu office

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The former Northern Regional Coordinator for the National Unity Platform (NUP), Tonny Olanya Olenge has distanced himself from being part of a gang that attacked the party`s office in Gulu City. On Monday morning rowdy youths and a section of some disgruntled NUP party coordinators …

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2,000 special constables recruited in Acholi

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | 2,191 people have been recruited into the Special Police Constables- SPCs from the Acholi Sub Region. In October, the Uganda Police Force announced the recruitment for 50,000 SPCs to guard the polling centres. The exercise was to be spearheaded by Regional Police Commander -RPCs. The …

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Police battles Kyagulanyi supporters in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Parts of Gulu city were covered in Teargas on Wednesday as police battled supporters of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu.  Kyagulanyi, the head of the National Unity Platform was scheduled to hold a campaign meeting at Awere Playgrounds in Layibi-Bardege division. He arrived in …

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Police constable recruit dies during physical fitness test in Amuru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prospective Probation Police Constable – SPC recruit collapsed to death in Amuru district on Saturday while participating in a physical fitness exercise. Morris Odoch was participating in the rigorous drills alongside other shortlisted candidates in Amuru town council as a prerequisite for joining the …

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