Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja is to establish more
detachments across the sub-region to help curb cattle rustling in the region.
establishments will also assist in the ongoing forceful disarmament that is
running for 3 months targeting an estimated 500 illegal guns still in the hands
forces begin arriving at the regional headquarters in Moroto, ASTU command with
the help of political leadership are identifying the strategic locations for the
establishment of the detachments.
reinforcement comes as police and UPDF step up their joint operations to
forcefully recover 500 estimated illegal guns from the hands of armed native
Karimojong. Also, regional leaders have been calling on the security personnel
to boost their presence to match the notorious armed natives who have been
Longole, the Mt. Moroto Police Spokesperson says that the region received
additional reinforcement. He, however, declined to disclose numbers.
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disarmament which stated started last week has seen 14 guns recovered in the
past seven days with 52 lives bullets. Since July this year, 114 guns and 1,101
ammunition have been recovered, 534 warriors arrested with 350 now serving
sentences after being convicted for illegal firearms.
Edrin Mawanda, the 3rd Division UPDF Spokesperson says the general
security situation in the region is calm but calls on the local community to
report to the security agencies persons in possession of illegal guns.