Unidentified Thugs Raid UWA Camp

2004 Views Moroto, Uganda

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Wilson Katamigwa, the in charge Bokora-Matheniko Game Reserve, says the attackers killed one of them at the camp but declined to divulge details. He says the motive of the attackers is still unknown.

Unidentified gunmen have raided a camp belonging to Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA in Kotido district, killing one soldier, URN has learnt. 

The attack occurred on Sunday morning at the UWA station found at Kalisarik grazing ground along Moroto-Kotido road, some 42 kilometers North West of Moroto town. 

The thugs were also able to take two guns because of the minimal resistance from the thin staff at the camp. Wilson Katamigwa, the in charge Bokora-Matheniko Game Reserve, says the attackers killed one of them at the camp but declined to divulge details.
 
He says the motive of the attackers is still unknown. Efforts by URN to speak to Peter Nkulega, the Kidepo Regional Police commander about the incident were futile as his known mobile phone numbers were not available by the time of filing this story.
 
Richard Aruk Maruk, the Mount Moroto Regional Police Commander attributes the attack to criminals roaming the countryside, saying they will be eliminated soon. 

The incident come days after unknown gunmen attacked Opit army detach and Gulu Central Police Station in Gulu district.

 

About the author

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.