The coordinator of the internal and external security organisations, Lt, General David Tinyefuza, has ordered all herdsmen out of Buliisa district.
Tinyefuza, together with the lands state minister, Kasirivu Atwooki, are on the orders of president Museveni, in Buliisa district, following Friday's clashes between the herdsmen of Rwandese origin and the Bagungu cotton growers.
More than 10 people including the Buliisa MP, Stephen Birahwa, were injured in renewed clashes between the indigenous Bagungu cotton farmers and Rwandese herdsmen, in Buliisa district.
The herdsmen accused the cotton farmers of encroaching on the 3kms buffer zone, which was put in place following a meeting between the two warring parties.
During a meeting held in Buliisa on Sunday, Tinyefuza said he was shocked to learn that the nomads are intimidating the indigenous people, under the guise that they are acting on the orders of the State House, the president's office and the UPDF.
The visibly angry Tinyefuza said several nomads are residing in Buliisa district illegally, and warned that the culprits will be brought to book.
The nomads have in the meantime been ordered to assemble at a six-square mile land near river Waiga, for a verification exercise.
Some nomads presented copies of agreements showing that they had either bought land or were renting the land on which they grazed. But the authorities did not rule out the possibility that some of these documents could be forged.
Land in Buliisa, is communally owned by extensive clans. This however has given some clansmen an opportunity to clandestinely sell off or rent off their pieces of land.