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UPDF Speaks Out on Alleged Disbanding Of LDU

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Brig Richard Karemire

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has spoken out claims that the Local Defense Unit (LDU) was disbanded.

According to the the Defense spokesperson, disbanding the LDU force is impossible.

Regarding calls to disband LDUs by some groups, there is no reason for that. They have over a long time while working with other forces contributed tremendously to peace by fighting crime,” he said in a tweet.

Karemire said there have been mistakes made by some characters but those were are always corrected or punished

In the recent times, the LDU has been linked to many cases of violence and blamed for some death. But according to Karemire:  “There is no need to lose heart over these incidents. A comprehensive review of these deployments to enforce anti-COVID 19 measures is soon to take place and we expect better results,” Karemire said.

Karemire previously said the LDUs would start wearing name tags for easy identifications. They are currently off the streets after being recalled to their bases.

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