By Christopher Nyeko
KITGUM: A group of armed suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers have reportedly shot one woman in Kitgum.
Monica Atimango, age 30, a mother of four children and a peasant farmer in Palumute village, Namokora North Sub County, was shot on Tuesday evening by the raiders wreaking havoc in the area.
Atimango was shot in the thigh at around 7:15 p.m by the raiders while on her way home from taking her cattle to Palumute Community Kraal in Onyala Parish.
The attackers had earlier kidnapped Vincent Oweka at around 2 p.m. and kept him in the bush so that he could lead them to where the animals are kept.
Atimango was rushed to Namokora Health Center IV by Komakech Henry, the LCIII chairperson for Namokora North Sub County.
The raiders were later reportedly flashed out of the area by the UPDF soldiers who were deployed to guard the community of Kraal.
The attackers proceeded towards Tim Palukut, where it is reported that they raided oxen belonging to Okidi Philip and kidnapped one farmer identified as Acayo Cathy, who was later released but took her house property.
Komakech Henry, LCIII chairperson of Namokora North Sub County, reveals to ugreports.com that the raiders are being further pursued up to Pudeyogwok by the UPDF.
Marijan Walire, the Kitgum District Deputy Resident District Commissioner, confirmed the incident and called upon the civilians to be vigilant by reporting any suspected cattle rustlers to the authorities for a quick response.
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