The UPDF 3rd
Division Commander, Brigadier Joseph Balikundembe has issued shoot to kill
orders against any warrior who puts up resistance during the ongoing
Balikundembe issued the orders on Saturday during the official launch of
the cordon and search operations in Nabilatuk, Amudat and Nakapiripirit
Addressing local leaders, elders, youths and religious leaders in Nabilatuku district,
Brigadier Balikudembe, said there would be no more mercy for armed warriors
who try to resist the forceful disarmament once there is credible information
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Nabilatuk Resident District Commissioner, Milton Odongo called for teamwork
between the political leaders and security organs to ensure the smooth
implementation of the exercise, which is expected to last for 90 days.
community has shown full support to the disarmament exercise and urged UPDF to
intensify intelligence gathering and work with the local council leaders as
well as kraal leaders who are linked to the armed warriors. Peter Lonyala, a resident of Nabilatuk Town Council says
they are tired of bloodletting and now want to embrace peace.
“Let’s tell our
people to return guns because they have caused mayhem and death amongst us.
Let’s be open and tells the elders please tell your son to return guns to
the government. Let’s inform them that if you don’t want to hand over eth gun, you
will suffer. We should talk to our people,” said Lonyang.
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Since mid-last month, security agencies have recovered about 40 guns with
hundreds of ammunition. More than 200 warriors are waiting to appear before the court-martial.
UPDF is determined to recover all illegal firearms during the
ongoing second disarmament codenamed “Peace for All.”