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Police frustrated by exaggeration of numbers of animals stolen in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in Karamoja sub-region have raised a concern that the community has intentionally continued exaggerating the number of animals stolen which is affecting their smooth recovery. Livestock thefts have become significantly harmful because unlike previously where tracking and recovering stolen animals …

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Karamoja: Security forces warn those misusing social media

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces currently battling armed cattle rustlers inĀ Karamoja region have askedĀ cautioned social media users against tarnishing their image. Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police spokesperson, says that some people have taken to social media to spread malicious propaganda against the joint …

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Tension in Karamoja as warriors threaten local leaders

Mororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sub county chairpersons in the Karamoja sub-region are living in fear as cattle raiders shift their wrath on the leaders whom they accuse of “interfering” with their attacks. The most targeted leaders are the sub-county chairpersons and local councilors, alongsideĀ GISOs and PISOsĀ whom the cattle …

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UPDF: Two suspected Jie warriors killed in fire exchange

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspected Jie warriors have been killed in a fire exchange with the UPDF in Kotido district. The exchange took place in Namaire Village in Kalosarich near Toror Hills in Panyangara Sub County yesterday afternoon. According to the UPDF Spokesperson for 3rd Infantry Division, …

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Reformed rustlers flee for their lives after handing guns to army

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Ā Karimojong ex-rustlers who voluntarily handed over their guns to the army and received certificates from the forces have abandoned their homes for fear of being attacked by armed rustlers who are accusing them of surrendering. Peter Apuun, one of those who handed over his gun …

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Karimojong cattle rustlers kill 125 in Karamoja so far

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 125 people have lost their lives to armed Karimojong cattle rustlers between November 2020 to October 2021. The Karamoja region police spokesperson Michael Longole confirmed the statistics inĀ  interview Friday, indicating that 15 out of the 125 people killed were minors aged …

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Gunmen kill 25 in northern Nigeria village raids

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | At least 25 people were killed when armed men raided two villages in a northern Nigerian state wracked by cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom, witnesses and the police said on Friday. Gunmen on motorcycles on Wednesday invaded the villages of Gidan Halilu and Gidan …

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Ugandan army says 29 cattle raiders killed in three months

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |Ā  Uganda’s army said Monday it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military operation which has entered its third month. “There have been isolated cases of contacts and clashes between the UPDF (the Ugandan …

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