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Karenga Wants Military Detachments Reinstated :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Karenga Wants Military Detachments Reinstated

According to the security committee, the withdrawal of detachments from Sangar Sub County has resulted in a resurgence of insecurity in the district.
The joint security forces during a cordon and search operations at Lokeriaut village in Lotisan sub county

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Karenga district security committee is demanding the reinstatement of military detachments and the deployment of more personnel as armed warriors continue to terrorize people. 

According to the security committee, the withdrawal of detachments from Sangar Sub County has resulted in a resurgence of insecurity in the district.

They also said that some of the existing detachments are experiencing a shortage of manpower with a likely security risk to the district.

Filbert Ocailap, the Karenga Resident District Commissioner said that they need more detachments and security personnel to be able to deal with the warriors.

Ocailap noted that the situation worsened from Sangar Sub County where personnel were withdrawn from the detachments of Lokian, Cattle farm, and Nakidir respectively.

He said that the armed warriors are now moving freely from in those areas because of thin security on the ground.

Ocailap urged the security forces to consider establishing a new detachment in Nakidir area which is becoming a hotspot for killings.

Ocailap said that they want the joint operational unit to dominate in the areas prone to insecurity for swift response in case of any attacks by armed warriors.

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Maj Gen Don Nabasa, the UPDF 3rd division Commander acknowledged the crisis stating that little attention was given to Karenga district since it is not a raiding community.

Nabasa said that the major focus was in the districts of Kotido, Kaabong and Nakapiripirit where they used to register over six raids in a day. He added that the situation was alarming and the forces had to first deal with hotspots.

Nabasa observed that the pressure pushed the warriors to Game Park in Karenga district where they found a safe haven due to the poor terrains and access to wild meat for survival in the bush.

He said that the forces are going to intensify operations to splash the culprits out of their hiding grounds at the game park so that sanity returns to Karenga district.

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