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Suspected Warriors Kill Farmer in Napak :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Suspected Warriors Kill Farmer in Napak

According to reports, on Tuesday night, a group of suspected warriors raided Lominit village stealing goats from various households, including that of the deceased. After the raid, Chule took it upon himself to track down the raiders in an attempt to recover his stolen animals. This pursuit led him into an ambush set by the warriors.
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto regional police spokesperson
The police in Napak district are searching for suspected Karimojong warriors who conducted a raid on goats and shot the owner to death in Lominit village, Kalokengel Sub County. The deceased has been identified as Chule Prescott, a 63-year-old farmer and the father of Joseph Lomongin, the former Napak district LC V chairperson.

According to reports, on Tuesday night, a group of suspected warriors raided Lominit village stealing goats from various households, including that of the deceased. After the raid, Chule took it upon himself to track down the raiders in an attempt to recover his stolen animals. This pursuit led him into an ambush set by the warriors.

Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto regional police spokesperson confirmed the incident. He revealed that the warriors, who were in possession of the stolen goats, opened fire on the group that was in pursuit, Chule was shot in the head and the back, resulting in his immediate demise. The other members of the group managed to escape unharmed.

Longole further reported that a joint team of security forces visited the crime scene, where they recovered a cartridge. The deceased's body was transported to St. Kizito Hospital Matany for a postmortem examination. Longole expressed concern about the common practice among communities of pursuing armed warriors following raids, a behavior that places them in significant danger. 

He cautioned the community against engaging in this practice and encouraged them to report such incidents to the security forces, enabling swift and appropriate action to be taken.