Crime

ROAD AMBUSHES WORRY SECURITY IN KARAMOJA

By Mathew Abekson

MOROTO: Security in Karamoja has expressed concern over the increased number of road ambushes being laid by suspected Karimojong warriors in different parts of Karamoja.

The concern follows three different incidences of road ambushes in the region at different points in a period of one week.

While addressing the press at the regional police headquarters in Moroto on Monday, the police spokesperson Mike Longole said as security, they are concerned with the new trend of ambushes being laid by suspected warriors in the region.

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Longole disclosed that on Sunday, a marble truck was ambushed by warriors in Lorengedwat, Nabilatuk district at around midnight, leaving one passenger with injuries.

He also noted that two similar incidences were registered along Kotido-Kaabong road.

On the other hand, the police mouthpiece further disclosed that in the past one week, three civilians were killed by warriors and also a security personnel in Katanga.

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”Two warriors were also put out of action while ten of them were arrested for illegal possession of firearms,” he said.

According to Longole, the security personnel also recovered two guns in a cordon and search operation in Naitakwae, while two toy guns used for raiding animals were recovered in Alerek town council-Abim district.

He condemned the persistence of gun violence in Karamoja and called for a concerted effort from everyone to put an end to this criminality.

 

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