Suspected Karimojong cattle rustlers on Friday attacked a village near the presidential state lodge, killed one person, and also made off with 20 cows and 40 sheep.
The attack on Lominit village in Lomunio parish, Lotome sub county - just 3 kilometers to the president's lodge in Moru Linga left everyone wondering how daring the rustlers are.
Simon Longole, the chairperson of Lominit village said the warriors attacked the village at around 8 pm Friday just after the president had just concluded his meeting with the area MPs. The warriors allegedly shot dead a young boy, Lomer, who was looking after the animals at the kraal.
"They came in a big number and many of them were armed with guns and raided 20 cows and 40 sheep," he said.
Betty Nakiru, a resident of Lominit village said the security situation in Karamoja has reached a level where people now enter their houses as early as 6 pm.
"Imagine even when President Museveni is busy meeting leaders and security officials of Karamoja in Napak, the raiders are still attacking people!" she exclaimed.
Museveni is currently in Karamoja region meeting the district officials of Karamoja and members of parliament. Yesterday Friday, the president met the MPs for Karamoja region and the district chairpersons with whom they discussed about ending the current insecurity in the region.
Today Saturday, Museveni met all the UPDF commanders in the sub-region to discuss issues of security and disarmament of the warriors.
Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson confirmed the raid saying the joint forces of Army and the Antistock theft unit personel are already on the ground tracking the raiders.
He said so far the 40 raided sheep's have been recovered abandoned by the warriors after the sheep got tired of running.
"Our forces are tracking them and the foot marks are entering Moroto so we will get them," he said.