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UPDF Kills Warrior in Gunfire Exchange in Kaabong

Capt. Edrine Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division Spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying one warrior was put out of action.
19 Aug 2021 09:25
Uganda People’s Defense Force-soldiers have shot dead a suspected Jie Karimojong warriors in a gunfire exchange in Kaabong town. 

The 15 minute’s gunfire exchange broke out when the Jie warriors from Kotido raided a protected Kraal in Kabaong town on Wednesday night.  

Moses Korobe, one of the residents of Kaabong appealed to the army not to tolerate Karimojong warriors if they want to tame them. 

"Our people need to be hit harder but if you play with them they will not learn at all,” he said.  

Simon Lokutar, one of the Kraal leaders said the Jie raiders have made several attempts at the same kraal and often had it rough. 

“When the warriors realized that one of their raiders had been gunned down and others were wounded, they took off running passing near my home,” he said.

Capt. Edrine Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd division Spokesperson confirmed the incident, saying one warrior was put out of action. 

"They came and entered into the kraal as they were trying to move out cows our soldiers reacted immediately and one was put out of action while others run in disarray," he said. 

He said all the soldiers escaped unhurt and warned the warriors to stop the habit of cattle theft or else they will face it rough.