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Mbarara security committee orders closure of seven abattoirs

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara city security committee has resolved to close seven slaughter slabs as one of the measures to fight the increasing cattle thefts. The affected include Kiboona, Kikoona, Mile itano, Kakiika, Kichwamba, Matojo, and Nyakayojo abattoirs, which are spread in Mbarara City Southern and Northern Divisions. Moses …

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Local leaders in Karamoja cautioned against concealing cattle thefts

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Karamoja have accused local council leaders of concealing information about stolen livestock which is hindering recovery efforts. The accusations follow the declining recovery of stolen livestock as well as the low recovery rate for illegal firearms following the expiry of three months …

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Police in Karamoja step up sensitization drive on disarmament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Karamoja has embarked on a community sensitization drive to curb crime. Currently, security personnel are battling to remove illegal firearms which have been blamed on cattle rustling, insecurity and other related crimes. Despite the ongoing disarmament scheduled to end on October 17, …

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Nakasongola leaders resort to vigilantes to fight cattle thefts

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakasongola district leaders have resolved to form committees on each village to fight the rampant cattle thefts. According to district authorities, between 16 to 20 cows are stolen each day in Nakasongola and sold in Kampala city. The thieves raid kraals and steal the cattle …

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Police probes rampant cattle theft in savannah region

Luweero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Senior officers in Uganda Police Force have started investigating reports of rampant cattle thefts in the savannah region. The task started with a meeting between a team led by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Sabiiti Muzeeyi and police commanders in the region purposed …

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Herdsmen raise concerns over cattle thefts in Bunyoro

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herdsmen in Bunyoro sub-region have asked police and leaders to find a solution to the rampant cattle thefts in the area. Cattle thefts have been rampant for the past three months in Buliisa, Hoima Kikuube, Kiryandongo and Masindi. The farmers blame the police and …

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