Last Updated on: 12th February 2024, 08:32 am
Kaabong | Five guns were recovered in separate operations and voluntary engagement across the Karamoja sub-region, 3 Division say.
On February 10, 2024, in Kaabong district the joint security forces recovered two guns after a night patrol was carried out in the suspected area of Lomonye village, Morulem parish, Kaabong East sub-county in Kaabong district.
Major Isaac Oware, the public information officer of 3 division said as a result of a fruitful effort, submachine gun (SMG) number P07743 BC and another numberless SMG with 1 and 7 live rounds of ammunition respectively were forcefully recovered.
“In the same operation, four male adult suspects were arrested in connection to the criminal acts and are currently held under custody at UPDF 45 Infantry Battalion headquarters in Kaabong district for further investigation,” Major Oware added.
He identified the suspects as Lotyang Lokarion, Lotyang Lopote; Bakamoe Lopote and Ayollo Lopote who are all residents of Lomonye village, Morulem parish in Kaabong East sub-county.
“Seven cows, fifteen goats, four sheep and two donkeys suspected to have been stolen by the above-named suspects were impounded for further management.
“In pursuit of criminal elements in the general area of Kapsanyang, Losilang sub-county in Kotido district, a one-armed warrior was put out of action and SMG number 16090 with 16 live rounds of ammunition was forcefully recovered,” added Oware.
To heed and take advantage of the existing Presidential Amnesty window, Oware revealed that two Karacuna voluntarily surrendered two guns (65797 and 0374) to security forces in Amudat district.
“We commend the security forces and local leadership for making a breakthrough into criminal cells and collaborative efforts respectively in order to maintain security and relative peace in the Karamoja sub-region.”