A five-member delegation of security personnel from South Sudan’s Torit state accompanied by political and cultural leaders handed the animals to Lamwo district leaders at Apiriti border point in Madi-Opei sub-county on Sunday.
John Chilla, the Nakapelimoru Sub County LC III Chairperson, says suspected warriors abducted an elderly woman and a teenager last week from a settlement Camp. He says the warriors killed the teenager in the thicket while the old woman sustained fractures resulting from torture by the warriors.
According to Gamba, Sudan Loses US$5.6 billion, Kenya, US$500 million, Uganda US$110 Million, South Sudan US$2.7 billion while each person in Ethiopia loses up to US$13,000 in cattle rustling annually.
They were arrested by UPDF Soldiers from 405 Brigade based at Nakapelemoru Sub County in Kotido and handed over to Otuke District Security authority headed by the Resident District Commissioner, Robert Abak .
Awany leaders from both districts resolved recently to deploy a joint force comprising of the police and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF where the herdsmen are grazing their animals to monitor their activities.
The Pastoralism Policy, according to the group, was proposed during the Africa region level meeting in 2010. Members note that since then the draft has remained in the custody of the Agriculture ministry and not distributed to stakeholders for debate.