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Karamojong Rustlers Raid Over 10 Cows in Otuke

Edison Birema, the Otuke District Police Commander, says the hunt for the suspect cattle rustlers is ongoing. This the sixth time Otuke district is recording cattle raids by the suspected rustlers since the beginning of this year involving not less than 50 animals. Robert Abak, the Otuke Resident District Commissioner told URN they have deployed both the Anti- Stock Theft Unit police personnel-ASTUS and UPDF soldiers to track on the suspected rustlers. This is the second time the group is rustling cattle from this same Sub County within a space of one month.
05 Mar 2019 07:29
Security operatives in Otuke district have launched a search for ten cows believed to have been stolen by suspected Karamojong rustlers. 

The animals were raided from Anyalima village in Ogor Sub County bordering, which is found along the border Otuke, Abim and Agago Districts on Sunday night. Robert Abak, the Otuke Resident District Commissioner told URN that they have deployed both Anti- Stock Theft Unit-ASTU Personnel and UPDF soldiers to track the suspected rustlers. 

This is the second time the group is rustling cattle from this Sub County within a space of one month. Abak says they are already on the ground to establish details of the owners of the stolen animals. He says the suspected warriors take advantage of the dry season where animals are left to roam freely to terrorize residents. 

 

Joseph Okello lost six cows in the previous raid. He says the rustlers always enter Ogor Sub County from the border with Agago and Abim district due to lack of security deployment. Okello asks the District Security Committee to consider effective deployment of ASTU personnel especially along the Abim and Agago District border.

Edison Birema, the Otuke District Police Commander, says the hunt for the suspect cattle rustlers is ongoing. This the sixth time Otuke district is recording cattle raids by the suspected rustlers since the beginning of this year involving not less than 50 animals.

  So far six suspects have been arrested in connection to the raids and remanded to Otuke Central Prison. At least 17 animals were recovered by the UPDF and handed over to their owners. In February, 2019, more than 30 cows were rustled by suspected warriors in Kotido and Moroto districts.

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