It is reported that the deceased identified as Daniel Owana and Ojapis were on Friday night riding a motorcycle registration number UFG 996P while returning to Kaabong from a cultural event in Napak district. The suspected warriors laid an ambush and gunned them down as they approached the Moruitit community camp.
Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson, says that the victims fell into an ambush by the armed warriors, who attempted to stop them before shooting and injuring the rider's right leg.
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto regional police spokesperson told URN that the victims entered an ambush laid by two armed warriors who tried to stop them before shooting and injuring the right hand leg of the rider.
Michael Longole, the Mt Moroto regional police spokesperson told URN that the warriors suspected to be Dodoth opened fire at the officers but were later repulsed by the security officers in the same vehicle.
Meri Jino, the LC V chairperson of Kaabong district attributed the rising cases of malnutrition to the rampant cattle raids that saw the district losing over 55000 head of cattle to rustlers. Jino says this is a huge loss to families because it affects their livelihoods as children can no longer feed on milk as they used to.
According to Meri, there is a new element of commercialization of rustling, where wrongdoers connive to steal cows. He noted in the past, Karamojong used to raid for prestige, but it is currently driven by the desire for money.
The UPDF says that the woman, only identified as Zam Zam, a resident of Kitome Trading Centre in Lodiko Sub County was shot dead by the warriors on suspicion that she was collaborating with security agencies revealing information about people with illegal firearms.
Brigadier Joseph Balikudembe, the 3rd Division Commander urged the women to be part of the pacification efforts. He noted that they would become more vulnerable if their husbands died in raids or forceful disarmament.
Epitu Gadi, the Kaabong District Deputy Resident District Commissioner revealed that the people killed were either investigating the rustlers or those who have reported to the authorities about the raids of their cattle.
Kaabong Resident District Commissioner, John Rex Achilla, says the two raiders were killed in gunfire exchange with UPDF soldiers who intercepted them around Lochom hills, some 4 kilometers to Kaabong town Council.
Bosco Twinomujuni, another miner who hails from Kisoro district URN that they are in dire need of food aid because all their families are starving. He revealed that most of them haven’t been able to afford even a meal a day for the past few days.
They were shot dead during a fight between the security forces and the raiders at a protected kraal in Kakamar Sub county. The incident happened last night at 10:00 pm according to security sources in Kaabong.
Maj. Telesphor Turyamumanya, the 3rd Division Spokesman, says the mission to hunt for Masaaba continued until he was cornered at Lolelia Detach in Kaabong on Tuesday afternoon. He explains that after realizing that he had been rounded by soldiers, Masaaba reportedly started shooting at them, prompting a retaliation that killed him.