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Police tighten security as rustlers attack ASTU units for guns

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Personnel  of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit, a branch of Uganda Police Force directly handling animal rustling in Karamoja, have tightened security and alertness at their detaches after the Karamojong rustlers resumed their attacks on ASTU detaches in search of guns. On Friday at 8pm, a …

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ASTU commended for respecting human rights in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commanders of the Anti Stock Theft Unit-ASTU have been hailed by the UN human rights country representative, Robert Kotchani for respecting human rights while carrying out disarmament operations in Karamoja. Kotchani, who last week officially closed a one-day Karamoja regional human rights protection meeting held …

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UPDF, ASTU recover 240 guns from cattle rustlers in eight months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) have revealed that over 243 guns have been recovered from cattle rustlers in Karamoja since the launch of forceful disarmament in July last year. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered for forceful disarmament of …

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Police in Karamoja warned against human rights violation

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja has urged its officers to observe human rights and be disciplined in the course of carrying out their duties. Elias Kasirabo, the ASTU commandant for Karamoja region said that as an institution, police has paid …

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Turkana pastoralists flee Moroto in anticipation of UPDF raid

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of Turkana pastoralists that had been grazing their livestock in Rupa and Lotisan sub-counties in Moroto district, are running away back to their country Kenya, fearing they could be victims of a planned raid by joint security forces. Currently, UPDF and Anti-Stock Theft Unit …

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ASTU, UPDF kill 16 cattle rustlers, arrest 56 in joint operation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) and the army from the Third Division have killed 16 suspected cattle rustlers in the ongoing joint security operations in Karamoja sub-region. The joint security force killed the rustlers about four days ago because of the consistent cattle raids in …

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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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