The theft happened in the wee hours of Friday in Nyagatare village, Gishuru cell of Tabagwe sector in the vicinity of Rwanda, Uganda border.
The executive secretary of Tabagwe sector, Célestin Munyangabo has told IGIHE that they are linking up with Ugandan counterparts to recover stolen livestock.
“They have stolen eight cows and three goats belonging to five residents in the wee hours of 15th January 2021. We are liaising with local leaders in Uganda to return stolen livestock to owners because we have already identified places where they are located,” he said.
Munyangabo explained that they have tightened security to prevent similar theft.
“We have taken strict security measures; encouraged residents to protect their livestock because it is not the first time Ugandans cross to steal livestock from Rwanda. The latest case occurred two months ago,” revealed Munyangabo.
Nyagatare is one of districts in the neighborhood of Uganda with six sectors touching the border. These include Matimba, Musheri, Karama, Tabagwe, Kiyombe and Rwempasha.