UPDF Missing Guns Recovered at a Borehole in Napak

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Capt. Denis Omara, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson said the two guns were found stacked in a polythene bag and placed under a tree about 100 meters to Lokopo detachment quarter guard.

Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces-UPDF guns that reportedly went missing a fortnight ago have been recovered near a borehole in Napak district.

The Sub machine guns No-56-4811132 and UF 2992 were reportedly stolen from Lokopo local defence detachment by unidentified persons.  However, the rifle owners Abraham Logiel and Lomuria Lochuta, both officers attached to Lokopo detachment fled after the attack.

Capt. Denis Omara, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson said the two guns were found stacked in a polythene bag and placed under a tree about 100 meters to Lokopo detachment quarter guard.

Omara suspects that the guns were hidden by the police officers in connivance with their colleague Achilla Adome, the owner of the makeshift structure where they had been kept prior to the theft.  He however says the UPDF will not tolerate errant members of the forces.

More than 12 guns have disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the last two years
 

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.