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Teso: Security put Ngariam under 24-Hour surveillance

By Davis Mugabi

Security has put Ngariam County in Teso region under 24-hour surveillance.

According to security, the County is prone to cattle raids.

“We categorically want to inform the general public in Teso that Ngariam is one of the hot spot area prone to raids from Karimojong warriors and we have earmarked the area as a crossing point for cattle rustlers to other areas in Teso. In view of the above security has put it on 24 hour survaillance and visible patrols are in place to protect the community,” reads a statement issued by Mt Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson Mike Longole. “It is unfortunate that on 11/2/2023 at around 2230 hours while our personnel were on patrol, they were attacked by unknown panga wielding man who wanted cut our officer who was commanding the patrol team in the area.”

Longole says that the “officer responded in self defence and shot him on the leg.”

“He was rushed to Katakwi Hospital in non-life threatening condition. He was later identified by residents as Atukoi Ben Male adult, 27 years, and a resident of Aleles village, Palam sub county,  Katakwi District. As Police we regret for the incident and non-respect of the community to our patrollers.”

Longole appealed to the community to desist from attacking officers on duty.

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