The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), together with other sister security agencies, have assured the people of Karamoja sub-region and neighboring communities of their maximum security despite the isolated incidences of criminality caused by errant warriors who occasionally attack innocent civilians.
According to Brig. Gen. Felix Busizoori, the Deputy Commander 3rd Division of the UPDF, the Joint Security Forces have pitched camp in the district of Abim to assess the situation and come up with the best possible security solution for the area.
“The security situation remains relatively calm, although some armed criminal elements from the region sneak in with their criminal interests to disturb the peace of others. We have conducted security assessments and identified gaps that require bridging,” Brig. Busizoori said.
He also revealed that, as a result of the ongoing simultaneous operations, the joint security forces have made significant achievements in Abim district alone since January 2023. These include guns and ammunition recovered from warriors, 87 pieces of arrows and spears, 686 livestock recovered and handed over to rightful owners, as well as arrests of suspected warriors and prosecuting them before the Division Court Martial based at Moroto Army Barracks, among others.
The joint security forces that have pitched camp in Abim include SP Musa Kayongo, the Operations Officer, Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU), SP Akampulira Peter, the DPC Abim, Maj. Michael Obella, the Division Counter Intelligence Officer, Maj. Esau Katuune, Intelligence Officer 405, Maj. Stephen Omonyi, CO Victor Battalion, Maj. Isaac Oware, the Public Information Officer, and Mr. Sagal Henry, the DISO Abim, among others.