Following police deployment in Nyakayojo, Rwampara county- Mbarara district, cases of attacks on people’s kraals and injuring animals have drastically decreased.
In April and may this year, about 40 cows in Nyakayojo especially in areas near the southern by-pass were attacked and cut by unknown assailants.
According to Nyakayojo LCIII Chairman and also Mbarara district NRM Chairperson, the attacks were motivated by people who wanted to make the residents hate the government.
However according to police, the attacks were motivated by the need to have cheap meat by butchers following a long quarantine in the cattle corridor districts of Kiruhura, Isingiro, Sembabule among others.
Following the incident, police embarked on community sensitization, and met with butchers in the area, while also deploying their men in the area, which has seen cases reduces almost completely.
Speaking to Mbarara Sun reporter, Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi region police spokesperson disclosed that the cases reduced after police shot and injured a suspect last month believed to had been coordinating the attacks in the area.
The suspects who the police mouthpiece could not reveal his identity to avoid interfering with investigations, is still being admitted at Mbarara referral hospital, receiving treating from a bullet wound he sustained during the arrest.
Kasasira adds that they are waiting for him to recover to help police in its investigations into the matter.