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Nabilatuk Roads Impassable as Karimojong Warriors Turn Guns on Travelers

There are widespread fears as suspected warriors wielding arrows and guns continue attacking civilians along Nabilatuk road.
Jecinta Ayo, the deputy resident district commisioner for Nabilatuk district

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Nabilatuk district leaders and residents are living in fear following the rising cases of attacks on the major roads by suspected armed cattle rustlers.

There are widespread fears as suspected warriors wielding arrows and guns continue attacking civilians along Nabilatuk road.

Recently, two primary teachers from Moroto district fell into an ambush while riding a motorcycle on their way to Nabilatuk district. The teachers were beaten and 2 million Shillings were stolen.

Jacinta Ayo, the Deputy Resident District Commissioner for Nabilatuk says that they have recorded several cases of road ambushes for a month.

Ayo noted that the current insecurity is affecting plans for development because people can no longer move freely in the district.

According to Ayo, one of their staff who was coming back from the village was attacked by the warriors, and his money worth 80,000 Shillings was taken.

Ayo says that they have deployed security personnel along the major routes of Lorengedwat to Nabilatuk through Amuda and Lokapel junction to Nabilatuk town council where ambushes are rampant.

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Robert Lomokol, a resident of Lokapel village in Lorengedwat Sub County said that the attacks are becoming common.  Lomokol observed that the warriors have taken control of the routes because there are no security forces to respond to the attacks.

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Isaac Lokol, the LCV Chairperson Nabilatuk noted that insecurity is becoming a threat to the district which needs urgent intervention from the forces.

Lokol said in the last week, the armed warriors attacked the district headquarters and raided some cows which were grazing around the compound.

Lokol also revealed that despite the attacks along the roads, the people from the villages are having sleepless nights following the consistent raids by the armed warriors.

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Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto regional police spokesperson said that they have already put their units on high alert and are patrolling the road following the recent attacks.

Longole noted that the attacks were rampant because the warriors were looking for money for the Easter Day celebrations.

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