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19 Cattle Rustlers Surrender To UPDF in Kaabong

A total of 19 Dodoth cattle rustlers have surrendered to Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) in Kaabong district. The rustlers mainly from the Dodoth clan in Karamoja region have been living in South Sudan after they fled the country around 2007 at the height of the disarmament exercise.

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A total of 19 Dodoth cattle rustlers have surrendered to Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) in Kaabong district.

The rustlers mainly from the Dodoth clan in Karamoja region have been living in South Sudan after they fled the country around 2007 at the height of the disarmament exercise.

The group was received from Gile East village, Kidepo National Game Park by Colonel John Lorot, the 5th Divison UPDF commander. They will then be taken to assembling point gazetted by the UPDF soldiers at Useke Village near Kidepo national Park in Kaabong district.

Second Lieutenant George Musinguzi, the 5th Division spokesman, says the group is part of the 3000 warriors that are expected to surrender within this week. Musinguzi confirmed that the group has handed over to the army 40 head of cattle, 5 donkeys and 30 goats which were rustled from Uganda. The groups have been hiding in Popoto in Southern Sudan. 

According to Lt Musinguzi, the animals shall be handed over to the owners.

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Musinguzi says the army shall receive the guns first and thereafter the Office of the Prime Minister shall take over the resettlement and reintegration exercise.

The army is expecting to receive more than 500 guns from the warriors together with over 10,000 animals.

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