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RDC Threatens To Arrest Politicians Opposed To Disarmament

Godfrey Aluma, the Nakapiripirit Resident District Commissioner, has threatened to arrest some political leaders, for allegedly sabotaging the disarmament programme.

Aluma claims that his office has received reports showing that some politicians are asking warriors to raid animals and to resist disarmament exercise.

Last week, more than 200 animals were raided from Sebei in Kapchorwa district.  The UPDF soldiers returned 48 animals raided from kraals within Karamoja region to their owners.

More than 10 suspected warriors who raided more than 200 animals were arrested and handed over to Kapchorwa authorities for prosecution.

The RDC says that the politicians should encourage the suspected warriors to cultivate crops rather than raid animals and cause insecurity in the area.

Recently, the 3rd Divison army spokesman, Captain Deo Akiiki, said the UPDF has registered success in the disarmament process. He noted that the number of arms in the hands of suspected cattle rustlers have reduced drastically.

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