The search was conducted in the kraals of Naregai village when UPDF followed cattle raiders who attacked kraals in Nadunget Sub County, Moroto district on Wednesday. The cattle were recovered from the kraals in Rikitai in Kotido district on Thursday.
The Committee Vice-Chairperson, Agnes Taaka Wejuli told the delegation that they had received several complaints against the army including excessive use of force, disruption of rallies, arbitrary arrests and detention in military facilities.
“Between 2015 and 2018, some charcoal cartels counted among their members a senior cabinet minister, two senior army commanders and an assistant commissioner of the Ugandan Police Force,” the report says.
Geoffrey Oceng Osborn, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says two weeks ago, armed South Sudanese shot dead a UPDF officer only identified as Lance Corporal Oketch in a gun fire exchange after they illegally entered Uganda.
URN has obtained video clips were the village defense secretary Sulait Zziwa is recorded picking money from the counter. It also shows a UPDF soldier and an LDU attempting to jump over the counter before they were alerted about the presence of cameras in the place.
Among the six killed in the past two weeks is Benjamin Lomongin, a parish chief of Nabwal in Iri- Iri Sub County who was shot dead when muggers attacked his home on January 30. The community now faults the police and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF for failing to provide security to the communities.
Mugisha who was elected on the NUP ticket says that in addition to those who are missing and their relatives not certain where they are, there are tens of bedridden victims nursing injuries and in severe pain caused by the would security personnel who are expected to protect their lives and property.
Five other journalists were also evicted from the tally center. UPDF and police officers were seen blocking journalists from conducting interviews near the tally center. Some television journalists were also tasked to delete the footage they had recorded in exchange for their freedom.