By Emmanuel Omona PaOkech
Residents of Keyo parish in Amuru district are living in fear of being attacked by Buffalos which they say have camped in their area for over a week now.
The residents have told security officials in their area that the Buffalos are 5 in number and that they also move both day and night in their gardens.
The angry residents argue that though the district benefits from the proceeds from tourism, the Uganda Wild Life Authority officials must confine the animals in gazetted areas so that they do not interfere with human activities.
Patrick Ayella, one of the residents told Uganda Picks on Thursday that the Buffalos have not been destructive to human beings.
Ayella suspects that they escaped from Murchison National Game Park to Keyo Parish.
He thinks that if they are left to roam in the parish, they will destroy crops and human life.
Walter Odokorwoth, the community conservation officer with the Uganda Wild Life Authority has called on the community not to disturb the Buffalos.
He argues that Keyo is one of the places where the Wild Animals used to graze and that they appeared there because they are following their old traces.
He also promised to send Uganda Wild Life Authorities there to chase the Buffalos if they do not leave within a few days.
In 2010, a number of wild elephants destroyed crops and settlement in Bibya in Amuru district.