The local defense force in Obo includes over 200 people, organized into 5 separate groups. Almost every member was armed with a homemade shotgun loaded with hand packed shells (check out the raw footage below of one of the groups in action). These groups formed shortly after the LRA devastated the town in March of 2008, abducting 100 people and killing scores of others. Unwilling to wait in fear as the LRA fighters continued unrelenting attacks- abducting children, stealing supplies, and murdering civilians- local people took action and began to volunteer their time to defend their community.
Friday, June 24, 2011
African village uses home-made twelve gauge shotguns and amateur radio to defend against rape gangs.
A tip of the boonie hat to Global Guerrillas for this link.