Captain Abert Arinaitwe, the 3rd Division spokesman, says the operation looks at illegal guns, cattle thefts and careless shooting among other security concerns.
Capt. Abert Arinaitwe, 3rd Divison spokesman.
At least 30 firearms
and 736 rounds of ammunition have been recovered during
Operation Restore Hope in Karamoja Sub Region.
Operation Restore Hope is a follow up program disarmament
Captain Abert Arinaitwe, the 3rd Division
spokesman, says the operation looks at illegal guns, cattle thefts and careless
shooting among other security concerns.
Releasing the progress report of the operation for the last
four months in 2019, Capt. Arinaitwe revealed that a total of 3,441 stolen
cattle were recovered and handed over to their owners.
He notes that 205 people were arrested and arraigned
in court while others were killed in gunfire exchange with the military.
Although he declined to share the exact number
of people killed in the operation, Arinaitwe revealed that four warriors were
put out of action a fortnight ago.
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Captain Abert observed that the operation has seen several
cattle stolen from Kapelebyong and Agago districts recovered and returned to
He explains that some of the operations were
conducted by the helicopter that was used for trailing cattle thieves and
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There has been renewed cattle thefts in Kaabong and Kotido
since the beginning of May.
This prompted an appeal from the Kaabong
leadership to President Museveni to intervene in the matter.
leaders accuse their neighbors, the Turkana of stealing cattle and shooting
Rex Achilla, the Kaabong Resident District
Commissioner, says the situation is getting terrible.
Bureau Chief, Soroti
Living the Pen