Mohamed Okwir, the LCIII chairperson of Adilang sub-county told Uganda Radio Network that the Karamojong attacked people and robbed not only animals but valuables such as clothes, phones, money and solar panels.
600 residents of Adilang Sub-County in Agago district have fled their homes in the past three days
following daytime attacks by Karamojong warriors.
the LCIII chairperson of Adilang sub-county told Uganda Radio Network that
the Karamojong attacked people and robbed not only animals but valuables such as
clothes, phones, money and solar panels. He said that they have lost more than 20 head of cattle, 18 goats, and three sheep since
Wednesday last week.
He added that on Tuesday, about 10 raiders armed with guns robbed 700,000 Shillings from a businessman who had gone to buy charcoal, took away his mobile
phone, and made off with people’s belongings.
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that residents in two villages in Lagwa parish have fled their homes in panic. He said the
warriors move in groups of four to 10 people, which is causing more fear in the
locals than before. Okwir thinks
the attacks by the Karamojong warriors are increasing because of the slow
response of the soldiers.
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the chairman of Omuku Village, in Lagwa parish said that more than 600 people fled to his
village on Wednesday. Oyat
added that when soldiers failed to respond to their call, some of the displaced
people fled to other sub-counties within the district, some went to Pader district, and
others went to Lango sub-region.
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Okello, one of the residents said that the Karamojong attacked
his home, broke his house, and stole clothes and goats, forcing him to flee
with his family of eight and four cattle. Okello said
the displaced are now huddled in lockup shops and sharing houses with good Samaritans.
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a mother of five, said she fled from her home in Ajalotoo Village on Tuesday,
to a friend’s place in Omuku village, after the Karamojong robbed her family of clothes and six sheep.
She appealed to the government to sort out the insecurity caused by the Karamojong because it
is affecting the normal lives of the people in the area many of whom can no longer feed their children.
Agago Resident District Commissioner Emmanuel
Okot said that the increasing attacks by Karamojong in
Adilang sub-county are being aided by the community’s reluctance to keep their
animals in common kraals. Okot said following
a number of security meetings, a decision was taken and communicated that livestock
owners keep their animals in designated kraals so that it is easy to deploy
soldiers to guard them.