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Suspected Cattle Rustler Shot Dead in Lamwo :: Uganda Radionetwork

Suspected Cattle Rustler Shot Dead in Lamwo

The unidentified man was shot in the abdomen in an ambush laid by soldiers in Obere village, Ngacino Parish at 10pm on Thursday night.

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Uganda People’s Defense Forces- UPDF soldiers have shot dead a suspected South Sudanese cattle rustler in Agoro Sub County, Lamwo District.

The unidentified man was shot on Thursday night in an ambush laid by soldiers in Obere village, Ngacino Parish.

Denis Onyon, the Agori Sub-county LCIII Chairperson, says that the deceased was in the company of three other armed men who had raided the area when he got shot.

Onyon says the armed men crossed into the area from the neighbouring Ikotos County in Imatong State, South Sudan on a mission to steal cattle.

He says the army was tipped of the armed men's movement and thus laid an ambush near a protected community kraal where they had planned to loot animals from.

Onyon notes that one of the armed men was shot dead on the spot in the ambush and the two others managed to escape.


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Onyon also says that on Tuesday night, a group of armed men from South Sudan also invaded  and looted 17 cattle from livestock farmers in Lupilingi Parish.

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Lt Hassan Kato, the fifth Infantry Division spokesperson says the army recovered an AK47 assault rifle and several packages of Marijuana from the deceased.

He says the army has so far recovered 11 out of 17 animals that were looted on Tuesday and noted that efforts are underway to ensure all looted animals are retrieved and returned to the affected farmers. 

Lt. Kato appealed to the community to continue liaising with the army to ensure that rustlers are stopped from invading and looting animals from the region.

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