Karamoja Insecurity: Napak Giso Gunned Down By Suspected Cattle Rustlers In New Launched Attacks Against Security

Karamoja Insecurity: Napak Giso Gunned Down By Suspected Cattle Rustlers In New Launched Attacks Against Security

By Uganda Online Media

Kampala: Police in Napak District is investigating the circumstances under which a group of suspected rustlers gunned down the Gombolola Intelligence Officer of Lokopo sub-county.

According to police, John Bosco Lopuli aged 28 was shot dead on Thursday at Nakichelet village, Akalale parish in Napak district.

Michael Longole the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident saying the joint security team is hunting the killers who also took off with 150,000 Shillings from the deceased.

Longole further noted that police visited the scene and recovered two cartridges.

The attack comes at a time when President Museveni has camped in the area to devise news plans to curb cattle rustling in Karamoja and the neighbouring sub-regions of Teso and Sebei.

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Addressing leaders from the three sub-regions at State Lodge Kapchorwa yesterday, Museveni noted that the government is coming up with plans including sensitising locals to abandon cattle rustling.

“This time around, we are going to target all people, those who raid and those aiding them. I am going to Karamoja because some of their leaders are confusing the people. You can imagine a leader, who was a vice chairperson of a sub-county, was killed while raiding,” Museveni said.

According to the latest reports, the rustlers devised new tactics including targeting security personnel and their collaborators.

Last week, the Kotido Resident District Commissioner Ambrose Onoria recalled all the GISOs from the working stations back to town due to the continuous attacks on security personnel by armed rustlers.

Last month, suspected Karimojong rustlers killed the LCIII Chairperson of Napumpum sub-county Paul Lowok. In the same month, the rustlers shot dead the sub-county Speaker of Kamoru in Kotido district, Abrahma Lochen.

Last week, the Warriors struck again and killed Moses Koryang a Village Health Team member in Kotido district.

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