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Police motorcycle intercepted transporting stolen bull

Oyam, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security forces have successfully intercepted and impounded a police motorcycle that was being used to transport a stolen animal in Oyam district. The police motorcycle, registration number UP 1903, was impounded at England Village in Minakulu sub-county, following an alert raised by vigilant locals who …

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KARAMOJA: Security forces step up action against charcoal burning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The security forces in Karamoja sub-region have banned charcoal and bush-burning activities to curb cattle theft and depletion of trees. The forces say the move is due to a resurgence of cattle theft, noting that suspected cattle raiders have resorted to staying in the bush pretending …

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Terego LC3 chairperson accused of cattle theft

Terego, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uriama sub county LCIII chairperson in Terego district is trouble for reportedly selling off lost and found cattle. Vincent Okot Erema, is accused of selling four lost and found cattle that were recovered in May last year during the time of his predecessor, Lonzino …

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19 arrested over cattle theft in Albertine region

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in the Albertine have arrested 19 cattle thieves believed to have been terrorizing cattle farmers in the region. The suspects whose particulars have been concealed for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are being detained at the various police stations across the region including …

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Gov’t to launch operations against cattle theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Security Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi has said that the government will soon launch a special operation to curb livestock theft in the central cattle corridor. Muhwezi made the remarks during this year’s national heroes day celebrations at Kololo ceremonial grounds. He was …

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Mob lynches LC1 chairperson for alleged cattle theft

Kween, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have launched a manhunt for key suspects accused of killing Moses Chepsukor, the LCI chairperson of Tarak village, Kapkwata parish in Kween district after allegedly stealing two cows. Chepsukor met his death at the hands of a mob in Bukwo district on Monday evening. …

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Local council chairpersons in Soroti remanded over cattle theft

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Soroti Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded Osman Oyoma, the LC3 chairperson of Lale sub county, Soroti district in connection with the theft of seven heads of cattle. He appeared before Soroto Chief Magistrate Margaret Aanyu on Wednesday together with Kereson Erwatu, the LC1 chairperson …

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Suspected collaborators aiding cattle thefts in Katakwi remanded

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six suspects who have been collaborating with cattle thieves in Katakwi district have been remanded to Katakwi prison. They were arrested by the joint security forces early this week following an increase in the number of cases of cattle theft in the district. They are Martin …

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Agago leaders demand heightened security to curb cattle theft

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Agago are demanding the deployment of UPDF soldiers in spots frequented by the Karamojong cattle rustlers. The request follows the increasing raid of animals in the last one month. Kayanza Zanzibar Yamokolo, the LCV councilor of Lai-Muto town council says the Karamojong …

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