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ASTU, UPDF recover 310 stolen cows in New Years day operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police’s Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) in collaboration with Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have recovered 316 heads of cattle in countrywide operations targeting cattle theft and rustlers. The cows, according to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, were recovered during the operations at the start of the …

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Anti-Stock Theft Unit intercepts and recovers 229 cattle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mobile Police Unit and Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) intercepted 229 cows being transported in the wee hours of the night during the Christmas season. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the herds of cattle intercepted in impromptu roadblocks had no movement documents. “The cattle were …

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ASTU to establish more detachments in Karamoja

Police and UPDF have stepped up their joint operations to forcefully recover 500 estimated illegal guns from the hands of armed native Karimojong Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja is to establish more detachments across the sub-region to help curb cattle rustling …

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Senior police officer strangled to death in Bukwo district

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A senior police officer has been strangled to death by a yet to be identified person. The incident occurred in Kamagunga village, Kapterewa sub-county in Bukwo district on Thursday afternoon. The deceased is Assistant Superintendent of Police Alfred Siwa, 60, who was attached to Anti …

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UPDF arrests sixteen over cattle rustling

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UPDF has arrested 13 men and three women in connection with theft of cattle in Moroto district. The 16 persons have been taken into custody at the 3rd Division headquarters in Moroto, pending further investigations. The 16 were apprehended on Sunday in Nadunget sub …

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UPDF warns Karamojong leaders against interfering in its operations

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies in Moroto have issued a warning to Karamojong leaders involved in inciting the public against operations mounted by the UPDF and anti-stock theft unit, for purposes of recovery of raided cows and arrest of criminals. The warning was issued by UPDF spokesman Edrin …

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UPDF raises concern over commercialized cattle raids in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has raised concern about commercialized cattle raids in the Karamoja sub-region. UPDF backed by the Anti-Stock Theft Unit-ASTU has been fighting the resurgence of cattle rustling in Karamoja since October 2020. Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu, the UPDF deputy spokesperson said …

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Karamoja disarmament exercise nets 80 cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 80 more armed rustlers have been arrested over the last 10-days of the disarmament exercise conducted by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces–UPDF and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit –ASTU of the police force in Karamoja sub-region. The joint security teams embarked on a …

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Karamoja Minister wants spate of killings investigated

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Moses Kizige has demanded for fresh investigations into the spate of killings in the region. Since December, unknown people have carried out killings in Abim, Kotido and Kaabong raising tension in the community.  However, no suspects have been …

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