By Steven Ariong
KOTIDO: The joint security forces, army and police have finally arrested one of the most notorious cattle rustlers who’s beloved to have been discouraging other rustlers from handing over guns.
The suspect has been identified as Kokoi Limakori who was arrested on Friday afternoon during an operation in Kotido district.
Maj Isaac Oware the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says the suspect was arrested at Lokoroko trading center in Kotido district and two guns were recovered during the operation.
“We got intelligence information that the suspect had called for the meeting with other raiders to brief them on how to go by with their raiding mission when people were celebrating for the new year’s eve,”Oware says
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Oware further tells this publication that when security mounted the operation, other suspects had not yet reached for the meeting but they managed to arrest the ring leader who eventually cooperated and led to the recovery of two guns.
He further adds that the security went on with the operation in another place called Nakabale trading center and arrested 24 suspects who are supposed to be screened. According to Oware, one warrior was injured during the confrontation with the forces and that he’s admitted at Kotido Hospital.
Maj Isaac Oware says that security forces will continue carrying out their operations to get rid of illegal guns in the region.
Peter Lokol a resident of Lokoroko appealed the army and police to always handle the hard core criminals with care saying whenever the suspects are released back, they go and kill innocent people.
“When such people are arrested they should be taken far from the community because when they come back they will kill all people thinking they reported them to the security,” Lokol says.
Mr.Joseph Komol the district chairperson of Kotido urged the locals of Kotido to embrace peace saying it’s the only way that will prevent such arrests and operations.
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