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Desert Locusts Invade Kitgum, Pader and Agago Districts


Large swarms of immature adult desert locusts have invaded the three districts of Kitgum, Agago and Pader all in East Acholi.

The destructive locusts reportedly entered the region from the neighbouring Abim district in Karamoja region on Tuesday morning.

The Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech told Mega Fm on Wednesday that the locusts arrived in two large groups.

The first swarm arrived in Tumangu village in Labongo Akwang sub-county and parts of Okidi parish in Labongo Amida sub-county.

The second swarm which is larger invaded Lalano and Lumule parishes in Lagoro and Kitgum Matidi sub-counties respectively in the evening.

In Agago district, the locusts are reportedly entered in the sub-counties of Puywe sub-county, Lukole Adilang, Omot and Wol.

The locusts also reportedly invaded the sub-counties of Latanya and Acholibur in Pader district briefly before crossing to Kitgum district.

This is the second time desert locusts have invaded the region in less than two months this year.

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