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UPDF soldiers shoot dead 40 cows, injure 50 others in Amudat

The UPDF killed over 40 cows

The UPDF killed over 40 cows

Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers from the 51st Infantry, Battalion 407 have admitted to shooting dead over 40 cows and injuring 50 others in Amudat district, northern Uganda.

It is alleged that the animals were grazing at the border area of Naporokoch parish in Amudat district and Korite of Kween district when the group met with UPDF soldiers on patrol. Amudat district chairman Joseph Lobot explains that the young shepherds had driven the cows to drink water from the Kween side where Pokot pastoralists have been banned from grazing.

The UPDF confirmed the incident but said that the cows were killed in an exchange of fire between the Pokot armed warriors and the forces. Maj Moses Amuya, the acting UPDF 3rd division spokesperson confirmed the incident but claimed the cows were killed in a fire exchange between the Pokot armed warriors and the forces.

Amuya noted that during the exchange, the warriors withdrew towards the herd which they used as their shield in the crossfire. One UPDF soldier was also injured. But Lobot refuted this version of the UPDF asserting that if that was the case, a number of the so-called warriors would have been injured as well.

He urged the security forces to consider uniting all the conflicted communities to embrace peace and not to take sides which are resulting in the escalation of insecurity. Earlier in September this year, the army arrested their own officer who went on a shooting spree that left over 40 cows dead in Moruita sub county Nakapiripirit district. The cows shot were part of the 291 cattle recovered from Pokot community following the raid that occurred in the areas of Naborokocha.

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+4 #1 Kalibbala 2023-11-24 15:59
Using Cows as Shields to counter an Attack! that is our Gallant UPDF/NRA (Notorious Robbers Army) Trained to Destroy!

We used to Dig Trenches to Fight!.. When a Country has More Bullets than Medicine, No wonder that it Ends up Recruiting such a Bunch of Fools as Soldiers!

Did You Eat the Meat or just Buried Them?..Turn Those Guns against your Tormentor and Leave OUR Cows in Freedom! Imagine such a Country of Cow Herders Where Cows can Not have PEACE! God Forbid!!
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+2 #2 Kidepwe 2023-11-24 22:29
Did You Eat the Meat or just Buried Them?..Turn Those Guns against your Tormentor and Leave OUR Cows in Freedom!

Imagine such a Country of Cow Herders Where Cows can Not have PEACE! God Forbid!!

The poor chaps must have eaten the meat. And what wasn't eaten was sold for a few shillings. This was Christmas coming early for them.

Haven't you heard them complaining about the poor pay they earn, and meagre rations they get, which often never get to them in time? K, your advice is to point. They should know who the people tormenting them, and the country at large are,. And certainly it wasn't and can never be the poor cows.
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+2 #3 Akot 2023-11-25 19:41
Kalibbala, thanks, but,

It's up to Ugandans to UNITE as ONE PEOPLE to stop
UPDF/NRA.

As long as Rwandese Museveni is chief tribal leader, Ugandans are powerless slaves providing him tax money & Uganda belongs to him & his war dogs!
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0 #4 Lakwena 2023-11-28 08:54
Quoting Kalibbala:
Using Cows as Shields to counter an Attack! that is our Gallant UPDF/NRA (Notorious Robbers Army) Trained to Destroy! ....

... Did You Eat the Meat or just Buried Them?..Turn Those Guns against your Tormentor and Leave OUR Cows in Freedom! Imagine such a Country of Cow Herders Where Cows can Not have PEACE! God Forbid!!


Kalibbala, in Luweero, they used children (child-soldiers) and Banyarwanda refugees as their human shield.

Which was why the UNLA soldiers, were psychologically shocked and hesitated to confront/kill children, the ages of their own children whom they had left at home.

In other words, ask China Kaitesi whom, when she narrated her story at the UN Assembly; Nelson Mandela (RIP) urged her to forgive our "unconstitutional Problem of Africa", Gen Tibuhaburwa, if at all she wanted to live in peace of mind and soul.
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0 #5 Lakwena 2023-11-28 09:14
38 years down the road and counting, all the surviving human shields, including the Gens Tinyejusa, Tumukunde, Kale Kayihura, Dr. Kiiza Besigye, Amama Mbabazi etc. of the NRA?M, have all been thrown under the bus.

Unfortunately including the useful idiots and his former enemies, many Ugandans still see nothing wrong with Tibuhaburwa's inhumanity and diabolism.

And especially someone who told the whole wide world that he has no friends.
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