Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto Region Police Spokesperson, says that they picked up the suspects in tactical operations in Matany trading center. He identifies the suspects as Moses Lokol and Micheal Lomonyang, both residents of Kayapas village in Lokopo sub-county, Napak district.
John Paul Kodet, the Napak district LC V Chairperson, says that while there are plans to protect Teso, the government should consider protecting Napak residents as well because they are unarmed and victims of cattle raids.
The affected community is the Bokora from Napak, who have been grazing their animals in the areas of Teso. But amidst raids by the Karamojong rustlers which forced a score of people in Kabelebyong district to flee their homes, the pastoralists have been forced to evacuate Teso, pushing them back to the drylands in Napak district.
Paul Lokol, the LC 5 chairperson of Nabilatuk district told URN on the phone that the security situation in Nabwal is getting out of hand and has forced several families to flee their homes in order to save lives.
Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police Spokesperson confirmed the exchange saying the warriors were heading for a raiding mission in Lokopo. “As they were entering to drive animals out of the Kraal, our troops were prepared properly and engaged them," he said.
Apanaluk died leaving behind 54 wives, 187 children, 116 grandchildren and more than 2,000 head of cattle. The incident has created a rift between the Bokora (people Napak district) and the Pian (people of Nabilatuk and Nakapiripirit) as the former want to revenge the killing of their elder and son.
Among the six killed in the past two weeks is Benjamin Lomongin, a parish chief of Nabwal in Iri- Iri Sub County who was shot dead when muggers attacked his home on January 30. The community now faults the police and the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF for failing to provide security to the communities.
The LCIII Chairperson of Iriiri Sub County, Ben Peter Loburo, says residents were angered when they saw the road reduce from 30 meters wide to only 16 meters. He explains that they were told by the both the contractor and the officials from Uganda National Roads Authority, UNRA that the road would be wide enough to manage the urban setting.
The accusations follow a long standoff by the district leadership of Napak and Katakwi over administrative boundary. In February, the Local Government Minister, Tom Butime opened the boundary for the two districts but no common ground has been reached by the two districts.
The Anti-Stock Theft Unit ASTU Commanding officer for Teso and Karamoja, Baker Mwanga told URN in a phone interview that the decision was taken following complaints from the Karamoja community of bias by the ASTU personnel towards the Iteso in Katakwi.
The tension started when police from Katakwi arrested six residents from Napak and detained them on charges of malicious damage to property, assault and theft offenses which were committed as far back as 2017, according to Katakwi District Police Commander Tonny Ondoga.
Uganda People\'s Defence (UPDF) soldiers guarding Lt. Gen. Gutti\'s residence on Friday morning shot dead a man believed to be in his mid-30s in Napak district. Details indicate the intruder after successfully climbing the parameter wall tried to grab a gun from one of the guards in the night.
Currently, over 60 police officers with their families are using a dilapidated five stance latrine alongside the entire Kangole town. Most police officers opt to move to the bed and the banks of river Omaniman that flows through Kangole town board
Police on Tuesday morning fired live bullets in the air to disperse an unspecified number of rowdy Waragi protestors in Napak district, Karamoja sub region. Information available to Uganda Radio Network indicates that police including the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) have been deployed at all police posts in the district.