The deceased who was riding his motorcycle at 11.30 pm when he encountered armed warriors who were on a raid mission and he accidentally flashed light into a hiding ground prompting warriors to shoot him and died instantly.
The cattle markets have been linked to the spate of raids as rustlers steal cows and immediately load them on trucks for transportation out of Karamoja, a trend which, according to Micheal Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson frustrates the recovery of stolen animals.
Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto region police spokesperson told URN that they have resolved to resume their operations against the sale and consumption of crude waragi because it is partly to blame for the increasing cases of insecurity.
Meri Jino, the LC V chairperson of Kaabong district attributed the rising cases of malnutrition to the rampant cattle raids that saw the district losing over 55000 head of cattle to rustlers. Jino says this is a huge loss to families because it affects their livelihoods as children can no longer feed on milk as they used to.
The LC 3 Chairperson of Kotido West Division, Peter Kaka Nangiro has identified the deceased as 14-year-old herds boy, Lokol Apalokol who was shot dead by the suspected Turkana raiders at Kalongolemugu grazing fields, just three kilometers from Nakapelimoru 403 brigade headquarters.