Four people have been arrested by a joint security team in Uganda in connection with the poisoning of six lions at the Queen Elizabeth National park.

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), on Friday March 19, announced that suspected poachers had killed the lions and the authorities were hunting for them. Following the recovery of the animal heads in their compound, Kanungu Resident District Commissioner Hajji Shafque Ssekandi Sengooba, confirmed the arrest of four people.

The arrest came hours after the management of the UWA placed a bounty of 10 million Ugandan shillings (US$2,733) on the lion killers.

The suspects where Nabbed following a tip off by a concerned citizen who must have seen the heads of the lions where they were found by authorities tied up on a mango tree in Kyenyabutongo village in Kihihi Sub County.


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