forces in the Karamoja region have arrested six suspected warriors who have been terrorizing travelers.
The arrest follows a series of road ambushes and abductions mainly on routes of
Abim – Kotido linking to Kaabong district and Kotido to Moroto. The operations which
were conducted on Sunday by the joint security forces led to the arrest of six
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto Regional Police spokesperson says the suspects
were arrested in Nariwo Village in North Division Kotido municipality while in
Longole identified the suspects as Loyolo Lokwaluk, Lopio Lodengedeng, Lomeri
Lopio, Namuya Ngorok, Lokwananya, Lopira Mario all residents of the above
‘’This group of warriors is believed to be the one causing isolated cases of
road ambushes along Kotido-Kaabong, Kotido-Abim, and Kotido- Moroto Road’’
He said that when their houses were searched, they recovered an SMG which they
suspect was being used in the ambushes.
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Pius Loupa, a peace activist in Kotido district noted that abductions and acts
of robbery have increased because the number of cows has reduced.
Loupa says the warriors have resorted to abducting Boda Boda riders and
children whom they later use to induce the travelers as warriors lay ambush to
warriors are now developing new tricks of attack since there are no more animals
to be raided’’ Loupa said.
that the warriors are now using phones to coordinate their attacks on road
ambushes and sometimes plant their colleagues in town to spy on the travelers.
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Last week, suspected
Jie warriors staged an ambush on the Abim-Kotido road and shot dead a P3 pupil
and injured two others. On Friday, the suspected Karamojong warriors abducted
two charcoal burners before shooting them dead in Napak District.