Police in Kihihi, Kanungu District have arrested four people who are said to have trapped and killed a baby buffalo in the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth Protected Area.
David Agenya, the Assistant Warden in charge of Tourism in Ishasha says rangers were June 14th 2020 early morning attracted to cries by mother buffalo and when they made a search they discovered a dead baby buffalo which had been killed by suspected poachers.
The suspects include Aryeijuka Enock a resident of Rwamagari village in Kanyatorogo Sub County, Christmas Steven and Arinaitwe Vian of Busanza in Nyanga Sub County and Origumisiriza Eunice from Karambi village also in Nyanga Sub County.
It’s reported that Aryeijuka was found with spears, and rope snares used by poachers to trap wild animal and when he was interrogated, he revealed the names on his accomplices.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson confirms the incident.
The arrest of the 4 comes barely a week after another group of poachers were arrested in Kisoro District after they allegedly killed a male gorilla silverback of Nkuringo habituated group in Murole village in Nteko Parish in Nyabwishenya Sub County.