The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech told URN in an interview that the deceased was part of two other armed warriors who had invaded Kamading village on the fateful morning from Kotido district.
A local vigilante group in Orom Sub-county in Kitgum
District has killed a male suspected Karamojong warrior. The suspected warrior
was reportedly attacked and killed from Kamanding village in Lolwa Parish on
The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech told URN in
an interview that the deceased was part of two other armed warriors who had
invaded Kamading village on the fateful morning from Kotido district.
He says the warriors were suspected to have come for a spying mission to look
out for cattle but some locals detected their suspicious movements and
mobilized before killing one of them. According to Komakech, two other
suspected warriors managed to escape from the locals who were armed with clubs.
“…These warriors were found by the local vigilante before they had finished
their mission, two of them managed to get away during a pursuit while one was
caught and unfortunately, the locals killed him...,” Says Komakech.
Komakech says Uganda People’s Defense Forces personnel who were alerted of the
warrior’s intrusion attempted to pursue them but in vain. The incident comes
about two months after armed Karimojong warriors invaded Agoromin village in
Lolwa Parish and looted 60 animals belonging to a livestock farmer.
39 cattle were later recovered by the UPDF soldiers. Some
three people were also killed in the same sub-county after suspected warriors
raided Lapetak village in Loliya parish.
Bureau Chief, East Acholi