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Two Suspects Arrested For Supplying Ammunition to Cattle Rustlers

By Melanie Aanyu

The joint security forces in the Karamoja sub-region have arrested two suspects accused of supplying ammunition to cattle rustlers terrorizing communities. Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto region Police Spokesperson says they picked up the suspects in tactical operations in Matany trading center. He identified the suspects as Moses Lokol and Micheal Lomonyang, both residents of Kayapas village in Lokopo sub-county, Napak district. The arrest comes at a time when the leaders in Karamoja are demanding investigations into allegations that the army is supplying ammunition to cattle rustlers. When asked about the accusations, Isaac Oware, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson acknowledged that there are some wrong elements within their ranks supplying ammunition to rustlers adding that however no suspect has been arrested yet. So far, 201 firearms and 2476 ammunition have been recovered since the launch of the Usalama Kwa Yote operation in July 2021

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