A combined security team of the army and police in Napak district is hunting for unknown thugs who broke into the ancestral home of the Army General Court Martial chairperson, Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti and made off with his Massey Ferguson tractor.
The thugs broke into the General’s home in Iriiri village in Iriiri sub-county, Napak district at around 12 am on Wednesday morning. John Lokut, the Iriiri village defense secretary, says the incident was shocking. "Imagine breaking the General's home, these are killers,” he said.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja region spokesperson, says the thugs abandoned the tractor in the nearby bush when it ran out of fuel.
"We are looking for them and they will be charged with theft and trespass," Longole said.
Bosco Angela, another resident, says the incident comes a week after unknown people burnt the Gutti's orange farm.
"I don't know whether it was a deliberate move or it was burnt by a group of youth who were hunting for rats,” he said.
According to Angela, locals burn grass in the hunt for rats whenever there is drought.