President Museveni has said that security forces are on the right track to resolve the security situation in Karamoja sub-region.
“I have had a very good discussion with the political, security and religious leaders of Bugisu, Teso and Sebei sub-regions on the prevailing security situation in the region,” he said on Thursday.
“I am glad that we are all aware of the fact that what we are dealing with is a resurgence of a problem that we have neutralized before and that we are on the right track to handling it once again,” he pointed out.
The first security meeting was held on 8th June at State Lodge Kapchorwa where Museveni interfaced with UPDF, Police, Resident District Commissioners, Internal Security Organisation officers and Uganda Wildlife Authority officials.
The President reiterated a call for Intelligence-led operations noting that cattle rustlers have changed raid tactics.
He said their network involves criminals with guns, bows and arrows, stick-squads, collaborators and suspects.
The President commended security forces for their concept of a reaction force and Intelligence-led operations, adding that cattle rustling is now commercial.
He called for the establishment of police units per sub-county.
Since 16th May 2022, 22 guns were recovered within one week from the suspects.
In the second week, 35 guns were recovered, the third week, 26 guns were recovered.
After meeting security officials, the President then met regional leaders from Bugisu, Sebei and Teso alongside the security team.
The President will also visit Otuke in Lango region and later to Moroto in Karamoja.