There will be no mercy for illegal holders who may try to run away from voluntary disarmament, UPDF 3rd Division Commander Brigadier Joseph Balikudembe has said they will be shot dead.
Brigadier Balikudembe issued the orders on Saturday during the official launch of the cordon and search operations in Nabilatuk, Amudat and Nakapiripirit districts.
He said during his address to local leaders, elders, youths and religious leaders in Nabilatuk district, there would be no more mercy for armed warriors who try to resist the forceful disarmament once there is credible information implicating them.
Nabilatuk Resident District Commissioner Milton Odongo called for teamwork between the political leaders and security organs to ensure the smooth implementation of the exercise, which is expected to last for 90 days.
The community has shown full support to the disarmament exercise and urged UPDF to intensify intelligence gathering and work with the local council leaders as well as kraal leaders who are linked to the armed warriors. Peter Lonyala, a resident of Nabilatuk town council says they are tired of bloodlettig
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