Timothy Longok a resident of Nacele village, says that they are living in fear after the government withdrew all the Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel and took them for further training.
personnel in Moroto District are hunting for armed Karimojong cattle rustlers
who shot and injured two people in Moroto. The incident that took place on
Monday night in Nadunget sub-county left residents sleepless.
Michael Longole the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson identified injured as
Cosmos Nachapa and David Loiki both residents of Nacele village, Nangorit
parish in Nadunget sub-County. According
to Longole, the victims fell in an ambush laid by rustlers.
believed that these warriors were four in number both armed and they hard a
mission to raid animals in Nacele so when they saw the victims returning to
their homes, the rustlers panicked and shot at them injuring them on the legs,
Longole said the police and army quickly rushed to the scene but the rustlers
Timothy Longok a resident of Nacele village, says that they are living in fear
after the government withdrew all the Local Defence Unit-LDU personnel and took
them for further training.
Last year UPDF withdrew all the Karimojong Local Defense Unit and took them
back for training. Others have since been integrated into UPDF while others were dismissed.
of the LDUs in Karamoja follows several complaints that the LDUs were
hiring guns to the rustlers.
"Yes the army and police have been deployed in the region but they are not
everywhere this has left a gap for rustlers to disturb people, “he said.
James Lodungokol another resident appealed to security forces to increase day and night
patrols in the rural areas and not only in towns.
"We are seeing the security only concentrating in town leaving rustlers
disturbing people in the villages,” he said.