By Our Reporter
The Commander of UPDF’s Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has promised to let hell visit Karamojong warriors for not only refusing to abandon violence but killing his soldiers in cold blood.
In a tweet early this morning, 23rd March 2022, Muhoozi said the UPDF is going after the warriors.
“My Karamoja brothers we have begged you to stop the life of robbery and violence. We have begged you to stop attacking your neighbours but to no avail! You have refused all our appeals! Well, now we are coming and hell is coming with us!” he tweeted.
In another subsequent tweet just one hour ago, Muhoozi warns the warriors to get in touch with RDCs and Commanders in Karamoja region for pardon or face HELL!
“Karimojong criminals killed my soldiers in cold blood! There will be hell to pay for that!! If they want to avoid retribution they better get in touch with our RDCs and commanders in the region NOW!! Otherwise, let us see who the real men are!” This is the latest tweet.
Stories of Karamojong warriors pillaging the neighboring districts of Teso, Lango, Acholi and Kapchorwa have been rife of recent.
In Teso, it took the intervention of Minister Musa Ecweru to cool tempers when Iteso wanted to stage a roadblock between Teso and Karamoja a week ago.
General Muhoozi’s fury arises from the Monday wanton killing of three geologists and two UPDF soldiers at Lotisan Sub County.
According to Agnes Alaba, the Acting Director Mineral in the Ministry, the incident occurred on Monday evening when the geologists were carrying out geochemical sampling in Lotisan Sub County. She says that the Ministry had sent the team to do mapping in Karamoja after the recently concluded airborne mineral survey.
One of the victims has been identified as Richard Kiggwe, a geologist. The others whose identities remain unknown include an intern student from Makerere University, a local liaison officer, and a casual labourer.
John Robert Adupa, the LCIII Chairperson for Lotisan Sub County says that leaders in the area were not informed about the presence of the officials.
Michael Longole, the Police Spokesperson of Mt. Moroto Region says that the bodies were recovered by security personnel and have been taken to Moroto Regional Referral Hospital.
He says that the army and police have been dispatched to the area to gather more information about the incident.