The joint security teams embarked on a twofold disarmament exercise on July 14 after rampant cases of cattle theft and killings in the districts of Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Karenga and Kaabong. According to the Defence deputy spokesperson Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu, the arrests in Karamoja over the last one month have increased the total number of suspects to 350 people.
The graduates were cohorts of the intermediate command and staff course intake which started on April 9. The group which was trained at Bwebajja Police Senior Command and Staff College included some police officers serving as Regional, District and Division commanders.
This came after an operation in which hundreds of motorcycles said to be operating without the required documents were impounded in an operation conducted on Thursday. Most of the motorcycles were impounded at Wandegeya Traffic lights by Field Force Unit personnel and traffic police officers.