At least 621 firearms have been recovered by the joint security forces since they launched the 3rd phase of the disarmament exercise in Karamoja sub-region.
The 3rd phase of the disarmament exercise started on July 17th, 2021.
Micheal Longole, the Karamoja Regional Police spokesperson, says that the firearms were recovered using several approaches including cordon and search operations, direct contact between the forces and rusttlers, and intelligence-led operations.
He says that aid within the same time, the forces managed to recover 3,907 ammunitions from the rusttlers.
He added that one hundred rustlers were killed in action and 18,002 were arrested and 2,793 warriors appeared in court.
Longole also revealed that 29,533 cattle, goats, sheep, and donkeys were recovered.