The soldiers were shocked to find Achucu, a resident of Mogoth village in Lotisan sub-county, involved with another cattle raid. He was arrested alongside Lomuria Ariko, the chairperson of the peace committee in Rupa sub-county for allegedly raiding five cattle from Kotido district.
soldiers in 3rd Division headquarters in Moroto have rearrested
some of the Karamojong former warriors who voluntarily handed their guns to
them last year.
soldiers arrested a renowned cattle rustler, Peter Achucu Lokiru, who handed over
his two AK 47 rifles to the UPDF in July, 2021, when the army launched another
phase of forceful disarmament in Karamoja.
is said to have lived in the jungles since 2016, but surrendered himself to
security, promising never to return to cattle raiding.
the soldiers were shocked to find Achucu, a resident of Mogoth village in
Lotisan sub county, involved with another cattle raid. He was arrested
alongside Lomuria Ariko, the chairperson of the peace committee in Rupa sub-county for allegedly raiding five cattle from Kotido district.
duo is among 29 other suspected cattle raiders rounded up during security
operations conducted in one month while hunting for illegal gun and cattle
was also among those in the list of notorious raiders in the region wanted by
security but later on, he was pardoned when he voluntarily handed himself to the
army at the UPDF 3rd division headquarters in Moroto.
The 3rd division commander Brig. Joseph Balikudembe recently been issuing the cards which have details of the person who voluntarily hands over
the gun to security and the cards will be used to benefit from special
government programs. It was thus a big blow to learn that Achucu who was
targeted as a beneficiary to be arrested in raiding activities again.
in: ‘’this is Mr. Achucu’’..//
out…’’he’s back in the business.’’//
Museveni while in Morulinga state lodge also directed that a house be constructed for Achucu in recognition of his compliance generosity.
to URN, Achucu blamed the devil for luring him into theft and delayed support
from the government after he handed over his firearms to the UPDF.
said from the time he handed over the guns, he has never received any single
support from the government.
his arrest, Achucu says he’s still motivated and willing to work with the
security forces and the local authorities to persuade his fellow warriors to
abandon the jungles and hand over their weapons voluntarily.
in: ‘’kitu munye amerudisia…’’//
out:’’……patia ataa mimi na kula.’’//
Joseph Balikudembe, the UPDF 3rd Division commander, says the government is committed to its promises to the reformed warriors who voluntarily handed over their weapons
so long as they are patient.
Balikudembe noted that Achucu was one of those named for special government
support to enhance his rehabilitation and settlement; unfortunately, his chances
are now minimal.
//cue in : ''they are lucky......//
out : ....''for those ones that have been patient.''//