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UPDF Recovers Gun In Foiled Cattle Theft In Kotido

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By Steven Ariong

Kotido district in Karamoja sub region in the North Eastern Uganda has remained to be one of the most notorious districts where Karamojong rustlers are not ready to give up with killings and rustling animals.

Every day, the rustlers in Kotido district are killing innocent people and fighting with the security forces.

The SMG Reg No. 37858 On Bolt Carrier Recovered By UPDF In Nakapelimoru-PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG

This publication has learnt that since the killing of the most wanted commander of rustlers in Kotido last week, the scattered group under which command of the killed commander have continued to intensify their mission despite the presence of heavily armed security forces in Karamoja.

Other districts have become relatively peaceful except Kotido  district.


During the night the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) squad operating under 405 Brigade headquarters in Nakapelimoru sub county Kotido district  recovered a gun from armed Karamojong warriors.

The recovery of the gun was after a brief fight between the soldiers and rustlers who had attempted to steal livestock from Nakapelimoru community kraal in Kotido District.

Major Isaac Oware the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson says as a result of fire exchange, one Sub machine gun , number 37858 without rounds of ammunition was recovered, one warrior was put out of action and others ran in disarray adding that the rustlers didn’t manage to steal any single animal.

“We are doubling our efforts towards these rustlers and this serves as strong warning and lessons to armed cattle rustlers as joint security forces continue to degrade criminal elements’ capabilities in order to maintain peace and security in the Karamoja Sub region”- Oware warned.

Joseph Lopusnyang a resident of Nakapelimoru trading center said Kotido district has become more insecure compared to the other districts in Karamoja.

Meanwhile Moroto Municipality is also still experiencing killings  and house breaking by armed rustlers within the town.

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