- Buying chapatis could land someone in trouble
- Police intensify their disarmament exercise.
Buying more than five chapatis in Moroto district could land someone in trouble.
Both the police and sister agencies have decided to arrest and interrogate anyone found buying more than five chapatis as they intensify their hunt for cattle rustlers in the ongoing disarmament exercise.
Micheal Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson, says that their intelligence shows that some of the people buy more than 5 chapatis and take them to the "rustlers" hiding in bushes after abandoning their homes to elude security.
"We are now arresting any person who buys more than 5 chapatis & we interrogate him/her on why he or she is buying all those chapatisMichael Longole
"We are now arresting any person who buys more than five chapatis and we interrogate him on why he or she is buying all those chapatis and where they are taking them because we have received information that those buying many chapatis take them to the warriors in the bushes," he said.
According to Longole, the cattle rustlers are fully connected and just make phone calls to their collaborators to supply them food. He says that cutting off the food supply will force the warriors to return to the community and surrender the illegal firearms.
Grace Nakiru, one of the residents says arresting anyone buying more than 5 chapatis will not help to lure the warriors to hand over guns and stop raids.