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Army Kills Two Karimojong Rustlers, Recover 220 Heads of Cattle

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NAKAPIRIPIRITI: A joint security forces team the army and police have gunned down two notorious Karimojong cattle rustlers and recovered 220 heads of cattle.

Micheal Longole the Karamoja regional police spokesperson says the rustlers on Thursday night had gone to raid animals in the home of Mzee Ichumar Philiph a renowned elder staying in Nakuyon village, Lokatapan parish, Namalu Subcounty, Nakapiripirit District.

Nakapiripirit Residents Drive Their Recovered Animals By Joint Security Forces-PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG

He says through intelligence, the joint security worked hard and clearly identified the exit route where the raiders are most likely to pass.

“Our forces laid ambush around Kawaach grazing area, the warriors came driving animals on terrible speed and entered into our ambush”-Longole says.

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Longole says two warriors were put out of action and all the 220 heads of cattle were recovered.

He has thanked the security Forces for taking such a swift action that led to the big achievement, not forgetting the Community members who cooperated positively with security in this recovery.

He vowed that they will  remain committed in executing the constitutional mandate diligently till peace is realized in Karamoja.

Deputy 3rd division commander Brig Felix Busizoori appealed the elders and religious leaders of Karamoja to support the forces to ensure that the region becomes peaceful.

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