BRIEFLY: Police impound cattle over breach of quarantine rule

The Rwanda National Police has appealed to farmers to adhere to the livestock quarantine to prevent the spread of animal diseases.

The Rwanda National Police has appealed to farmers to adhere to the livestock quarantine to prevent the spread of animal diseases. The call follows the arrest of a man, who was intercepted by Police patrol in Kabarole sector, Gatsibo district, in the wee hours of Tuesday night with a truck-load of 16 head of cattle, which was headed to Kigali.

The suspect is currently detained at Kabarole Police Station. Gatsibo, Kayonza and Nyagatare districts are currently under a ban on cattle movement following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the districts. Supt.  Benoit Nsengiyumva, the Eastern Region Police spokesperson, said the temporary ban is intended to contain the likely spread of the disease. [By Times Reporter]

 

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