Brigadier Richard Otto, the UPDF 3rd Division Commander, says his men recovered a gun and mobile phone from the scene. He says they are trying to establish the identities of the three corpses.
3rd Division Commander, Brig. Richard Otto.
Three armed Karimojong warriors have been shot dead in a fire exchange with Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force-UPDF soldiers in
The trio was gunned down on Monday evening at Kaalale along the Uganda-Kenya border.
The trio together with two others that reportedly fled had laid
an ambush at the border where they robbed businessmen heading to Kakuma in Kenya on
The soldiers from the Army Detach at the border swung into
action after some of the targeted people reported the matter.
Brigadier Richard Otto, the UPDF 3rd Division Commander, says his
men recovered a gun and mobile phone from the scene. He says they are
trying to establish the identities of the three corpses.
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Cattle thefts conducted with illegal guns are still a common
occurrence especially in Kaabong district. From May this year, Kaabong
district has recorded dozens of raids, according to local leaders.
Brig. Otto is appealing to the general public to give timely
reports to the UPDF for immediately action.
John Lomala, one of the victims of the armed robbery at
Kaalale, says the armed warriors ordered them to surrender everything in
their possession before releasing them.