Uganda authorities will arrest anyone who buys more than five chapatis in the Northern Region of the country.
According to Karamoja police commissioner Michael Longole, security intelligence received information that suggested that people who buy excess chapatis from roadside vendors are feeding criminals.
In a report filed by Uganda Radio Network, the police boss noted that some people were purchasing chapatis to feed cattle rustlers hiding in bushes in Mororo district.
“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,” Longole said.
Longole said people who will buy excess chapatis will be interrogated by police and explain why they cannot buy less than five chapatis.
The police boss argued that if food supply to the bandits are cut off, they will be forced to retreat and subsequently surrender their illegal firearms to the government.
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