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UPDF, SPLA In ‘Flush Dodoth Warriors from South Sudan Operation

Captain Telesphor says at the start of the operation they engaged key leaders to persuade the warriors to hand over their weapons voluntarily and report to local authorities for resettlement.
Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF has formed a joint task-force with Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army to combat Karamojong cattle warriors that have fled into the neighboring country. The operation code named ‘Flush Dodoth from South Sudan’ started in July 2014 especially along the South Sudan-Uganda borders.

 

Captain Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 5th Division Army spokesperson says the operation was launched following the intense disarmament by the UPDF and search for stolen livestock in Kaabong district. He says as a result, several armed Dodoth warriors crossed into South Sudan with stolen livestock. 

 

Captain Telesphor says at the start of the operation they engaged key leaders to persuade the warriors to hand over their weapons voluntarily and report to local authorities for resettlement. He says since then, local leaders from the Jie, Dodoth and Turkana have continued with the engagement, which has improved relations amongst them.

 

Turyamumanya says SPLA shall carry out operations against the warriors in South Sudan and handover all recovered weapons, livestock and arrested warriors to UPDF. Captain Telesphor says the UPDF and SPLA will share intelligence about the operation to ensure it succeeds. Our reporter was unable to establish contact with the SPLA command.

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