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Police Probes Cattle thefts in Apac District

Another recent livestock theft was recorded on June 16, where, one Wilson Kabandize, a herdsman from Gomba District reportedly disappeared with 53 head of cattle belonging to a group of farmers from the Kraal of Patrick Adoko. It is said that Adoko had gone to Church, at the time the cattle were stolen.
Security authorities in Apac district have launched investigations into a reported increase in cases of cattle theft in the area. 

Reports indicate that more than 80 head of cattle were stolen during the past week, specifically in Akokoro Sub County. At least 30 of them were stolen on Saturday from a farm owned by Bishop Maitum Engena. 

Another recent livestock theft was recorded on June 16, where, one Wilson Kabandize, a herdsman from Gomba District reportedly disappeared with 53 head of cattle belonging to a group of farmers from the Kraal of Patrick Adoko. It is said that Adoko had gone to Church, at the time the cattle were stolen. 

Area village chairperson Janet Apili said the magnitude of livestock theft is worrying. She called for police intervention to curb down the vice by restricting the movement of animals.

Apac District Police Commander Moses Ekudot confirms that a number of reports have been filed with police and investigations into the thefts are underway.  Ekudot adds that the police have also embarked on community policing drive, aimed at sensitizing locals on security and safety measures to avert such crimes.  

Police have also held a series of meetings with the pastoralists in the area.

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