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UPDF to beef up security in Acholi

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd September 2001 03:00 AM

THE UPDF will beef up and intensify the routine patrol and heavy deployment along the roads in Acholi following two successive ambushes in which nine people have so far died and over 25 injured.

THE UPDF will beef up and intensify the routine patrol and heavy deployment along the roads in Acholi following two successive ambushes in which nine people have so far died and over 25 injured.

By Denis Ojwee THE UPDF will beef up and intensify the routine patrol and heavy deployment along the roads in Acholi following two successive ambushes in which nine people have so far died and over 25 injured. Suspected Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistant Army (LRA) rebels last Tuesday ambushed a bus at Pabo and again on Saturday, they ambushed a Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) between Adjumani and Nimule. The UPDF spokesman, Lt. Col. Phinehas Katirima, confirmed to the New Vision yesterday that five CRS workers were killed and two injured in the Saturday ambush. He said the particulars of the deceased and the injured were yet to be established by the security personnel who were still on the ground. Katirima also confirmed the burning of the vehicle by suspected rebels. “There is a limited number of the army and hence we do not have the capacity to control every inch of the areas along the road in Acholi in safeguarding the people against rebel attacks,” Katirima said. The UPDF 4th Division deputy commander, Col. Clavis Kalyebara, said the UPDF would embark on daily deployment and patrols along the road in order to curb the ambush problem. The Gulu RDC, Musa Ecweru, also chairman of the district security committee, said the Pabo bus attackers were 43 and that he suspected them to have been the attackers of the CRS vehicle. Ends

UPDF to beef up security in Acholi

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