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Security Recovers 24 Heads of Cattle From Karimojong Warriors

By Rosette Nandutu,

At least 24 head of cattle cattle said to have been stolen in a raid by suspected Karimojong cattle rustlers have been recovered in Otuke District.

The animals which had reportedly gone missing on Sunday night, were found on Monday morning in a joint security operation in Ogwete Sub-county near the Otuke-Abim border.

Of the 24 cattle recovered, 10 were reportedly stolen from the home of Mr Milton Ouni, 9 belong to Solomon Okule while 5 were stolen from the home of Mr Yuventino Okae all residents of Oliduru Village, Acanpii Parish, Ogwete Sub-county in Otuke District.

Mr Jimmy Patrick Okema, the North Kyoga regional police spokesperson said a woman identified as Ms Betty Acen was injured during the raid.

The raiders were estimated to be seven in numbers and a one Ouni reported the matter to Otuke Central Police Station.

He added that together with the Anti-Stock Theft Unit and the UPDF, they were able to recover all the heads of cattle that were stolen.

Mr Okema applauded the joint security team headed by the Otuke District Police Commander (DPC), Mr Sadak Sabila, for the work well done.

This is the second time suspected cattle rustlers have raided Oliduru Village in less than a week, according to Mr Okema.