Rustlers slaughter 4 cows in Mbala, abandon the carcasses


CATTLE rustlers have slaughtered four animals at Mbala Farmers Training Institute (MFTI), Northern Province deputy commissioner of police Alfred Nawa has said.

Mr Nawa said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Monday around 01:00 hours.
Mr Nawa said the suspects stole four cows and slaughtered them on the college premises.
He, however, said the suspects fled the scene and abandoned the carcasses upon spotting police officers who had gone there after being alerted by a security guard at the college.

“The suspects forced their way into MFTI premises and stole some animals which they slaughtered within the college premises but an alert guard saw them and notified police,” Mr Nawa said.
He said police had instituted investigations into the matter and are yet to make arrests.