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Moroto names 28 suspected cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an effort to recover the remaining illegal firearms in Karamoja, Moroto district authorities have outed a list of twenty-eight suspected cattle rustlers with illegal guns. The list was generated by the Internal Security Organization. Currently, the district authorities and joint security forces are …

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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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Heavy UPDF deployment on Teso, Karamoja border

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has deployed heavily along the Teso-Karamoja border to stop suspected Karimojong warriors from raiding livestock from Teso region. The deployment follows increased incursions by the rustlers into Katakwi, Amuria, Kapelebyong and Abim districts over the past three weeks forcing hundreds …

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Karamoja’s ‘top rustler’ netted

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint force of police and army have finally arrested the man they call the ‘master planner of Karimojong cattle rustling’ raids, ending a seven month hunt for him. Anthony Lomongin who was has been on the wanted list of the security forces was …

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Karamoja leaders seek regional solution to cattle rustling

  Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders from Karamoja sub-region are in Lira to promote alternative sources of livelihood, which will end cattle rustling. The delegation from Nabilatuk and Moroto districts in Karamoja region are visiting Lira for exposure and meeting aimed at generating new ideas and possible partnerships …

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LDUs shoot dead athlete during his morning jog

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local Defence Units personel in Karamoja have shot dead an up coming long distance runner, claiming they mistook him for a cattle rustler running away from arrest during an ambush. Jorem Egwau aged 18 years was shot dead in the early morning of Saturday …

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Karamoja disarmament exercise nets 80 cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 80 more armed rustlers have been arrested over the last 10-days of the disarmament exercise conducted by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces–UPDF and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit –ASTU of the police force in Karamoja sub-region. The joint security teams embarked on a …

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