According to local leaders, the armed rustlers whose numbers were not established looted seven cattle from kiloko itiyo village in Loperebong Sub County and four others from Matakula village in Omiya Pacwa Sub-county.
Suspected Karimojong rustlers from Kotido
district have raided 11 cows from livestock farmers in Agago district.
According to local leaders, the armed rustlers whose numbers
were not established looted seven cattle from kiloko itiyo village in
Loperebong Sub County and four others from Matakula village in Omiya Pacwa Sub-county.
Santo Ongom, the Loperebong Sub county LC V Councilor says a
group of rustlers stormed his area about 10pm and raided animals from a farmer
identified as Bonnie Okot.
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Cue out:…pa yy bonnie”.//
Ongom says security personnel and local residents were by
Saturday morning still trailing the cattle thieves to recover the stolen
The Omiya Pacwa Sub county LC III chairperson, Raymond Otim,
says the cattle stolen from his area had been distributed to one of the
affected farmers under government’s NUSAF III project.
Samson Lubega, the Agago District Police Commander, told URN
on Saturday afternoon that he hadn’t yet been informed about the cattle theft.
He however, says security along the
Agago-Karamoja borders has been on high alert for the past eight months
following deployment of Local Defense Unit [LDU] personnel to counter intrusion
of Karimojong rustlers.
Lubega says no reported cases of animal theft
had since then been reported. Only two animals have been recovered by
the time of filing this story.
Cattle rustlers from Karamoja region have in the past raided
several areas in Agago district looting cattle from unsuspecting livestock
The areas prune to livestock theft by Karimojong rustlers are
the sub counties of Omiya Pacwa, Paimol, Lapono Adilang and Parabongo, all