Army Recovers 152 Stolen Cows In Kotido

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Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers in Kotido district have recovered a total of 152 heads of cattle that were stolen by suspected Dodoth cattle rustlers from Southern Sudan.

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers in Kotido district have recovered a total of 152 heads of cattle that were stolen by suspected Dodoth cattle rustlers from Southern Sudan.

The suspected rustlers believed to be from South Sudan reportedly raided Luputo village in Kotido district and stole the cows on Wednesday morning.

In late April, about 90 Dodoth worriers from Southern Sudan that had been hiding there for several years surrendered to UPDF soldiers in Kotido district.

Fifth Division army spokesperson 2nd Lieutenant George Musinguzi says the rustlers were intercepted on Wednesday night in the bushes as they were crossing from Kotido trying to escape into Kidepo National Park on their way to Southern Sudan.

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Second Lieutenant Musinguzi says the UPDF soldiers from 405th brigade under the 59th battalion engaged the warriors for about 30 minutes leaving two cows severely injured.

Brigadier John Lorot, the 5th Divison commander says UPDF soldiers are still pursuing the warriors since they all took off in disarray after a brief fire exchange.

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.