This operation resulted in the forceful recovery of a Sub Machine Gun (SMG) with serial number P07743 BC, along with another numberless SMG, accompanied by 17 live rounds of ammunition.
Suspected Karamojong warriors arrested by Security forces
Joint security forces
have successfully recovered five guns and apprehended five Karamojong warriors
through separate operations and voluntary engagement across the Karamoja
sub-region. On February 10, 2024, in Kaabong district, the joint security
forces seized two firearms during a nighttime patrol conducted through a spot
cordon and search operation in the suspected area of Lomonye village, Morulem
parish, Kaabong East Sub County.
This operation resulted
in the forceful recovery of a Sub Machine Gun (SMG) with serial number P07743
BC, along with another numberless SMG, accompanied by 17 live rounds of
ammunition. Additionally, four adult male suspects—identified as Lokarion
Lotyang, Lopote Lotyang, Bakamoe Lopote, and Lopote Ayollo—all residents of
Lomonye village, were apprehended in connection with the criminal acts.
They are currently
detained at the UPDF's 45 Infantry Battalion headquarters in Kaabong district
for further investigation. According to Maj Isaac Oware, the UPDF 3rd division
spokesperson, the suspects were arrested for the theft of seven cows, fifteen
goats, four sheep, and two donkeys.
Oware added that the
livestock have been impounded by the security forces for proper management. Similarly,
during a pursuit of criminal elements in the general area of Kapsanyang,
Losilang Sub County in Kotido district, one-armed warrior was neutralized, and
an SMG with serial number 16090, along with 16 live rounds of ammunition, was
In a related development, as part of efforts to
heed and take advantage of the existing Presidential Amnesty window, two
Karacuna voluntarily surrendered two guns (with serial numbers 65797 and 0374)
to security forces in Amudat district. "We commend the security forces and
local leadership for their breakthroughs in dismantling criminal cells and
their collaborative efforts, respectively, aimed at maintaining security and
fostering relative peace in the Karamoja Sub-region," said Oware.