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Two Guns Recovered From Karamojong Warriors :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Two Guns Recovered From Karamojong Warriors

Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson said on Wednesday that the Forces responded swiftly by conducting an operation that led to his arrest and recovery of a gun.
Longoli Loli , one of the warriors handing over his gun to Maj Gen Don Nabasa, the 3rd Div Commander


A team of the Joint security forces have recovered two guns from the notorious Karamojong warriors in the districts of Moroto and Kaabong respectively.

Longoli Loli, aged 28 years old, a resident of Kochunoi village in Rupa Sub County, Moroto district surrendered his gun to 3 infantry division headquarters, while another from Siro Apeyo, a resident of Lokiki village in Kaabong district was recovered forcefully.

Longoli who was in accompaniment with his area councilor as he voluntarily handed over the gun confessed that most of his friends had died in the raids and he could not continue living in the wilderness.

Longoli, said he had been grazing in the wilderness for the last three years and could not hold the operation pressure of the joint security forces in pursuit of armed criminal elements yet there is a leeway to surrender and be a free man.

He was issued with a Karamoja voluntary disarmament card and joined hundreds of Karachunas who surrendered guns and waited to benefit from earmarked government incentives.

While receiving the gun, the 3 Division Commander, Maj. Gen Don William Nabasa welcomed the good gesture and thanked Longoli for heeding to the voluntary hand over of guns in the disarmament operation.

Nabasa appealed to the local leadership to continue sensitizing the community with the gospel of voluntary approach and respect of the existing Presidential Amnesty for armed Karachunas to surrender more guns.

Whereas in Kaabong district, the joint security forces recovered a gun forcefully from the notorious warrior after the Kaabong zonal commander received the intelligence about the one Apeyo who was spotted at Lokolia center in possession of a firearm.

Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson said on Wednesday that the Forces responded swiftly by conducting an operation that led to his arrest and recovery of a gun.

Longole noted that upon interrogation, the suspect revealed where he had hidden  the SMG gun No 1170117 with 08 rounds of ammunition which was forcefully recovered.

Longole applauded members in the community for being vigilant and timely reporting of wrong elements in the society to the security.