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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

55 Heads of Cattle Stolen in Nabilatuk, Police on Hunt for Rustlers

Police in Nabilatuk District have launched a hunt for cattle rustlers who stole 55 heads of cattle from Moruangaberu Kraals in Lolachat Sub-County on the night of Wednesday, 23rd November 2022.

According to Police, the stolen cattle belong to Alima and Peter Lochuge, residents of Nachele and Lokitela villages respectively in Lotaruk Parish, Lolachat Sub-County in Nabilatuk District.

“Forty of the stolen cattle belong to Alima, a resident of Nachele village and fifteen cattle are for Lochuge Peter from Lokitela village, both located in Lotaruk Parish, Lolachat Sub-County in Nabilatuk District,” Police noted.

According to locals, the leniency of Police with criminals is partly to blame for the continued cattle theft in the area.

However, Police urged the owners of the stolen cattle and locals to remain calm as the hunt for the suspected cattle rustlers is on-going to have the criminals arrested and animals recovered.

Police promised to pursue the rustlers and work around the clock to improve the security situation in the Karamoja sub-region as a whole.

Nabilatuk is one of the districts in Karamoja sub-region that is affected by cattle rustling. In January 2021, over 200 cattle were stolen by cattle rustlers. However, in a bid to end cattle rustling in Karamoja, Government deployed UPDF mid 2021 which has brought down the cases of cattle rustling.


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