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Local leaders petition Gulu RCC over growing criminal gangs

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local council leaders in Gulu have petitioned the Resident City Commissioner-RCC over mushrooming criminal gangs masterminding insecurity in the city suburbs. Following the closure of education institutions due to the extended lockdown imposed by the government to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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Police arrest 68 in crackdown on criminal gangs in Kampala city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sixty eight suspected criminals have been rounded up in a police swoop in Kampala central business district. The suspects were picked up from Kisenyi and Nakivubo channel in an operation on Wednesday morning involving Field Force Police-FFP officers from Old Kampala police and Central Police stations. …

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Security personnel in Amuru hunt criminal gangs terrorizing residents

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Amuru are hunting for ringleaders of yet another youth group accused of terrorizing residents in the district. Code-named ‘Mac Wangi’, an Acholi phrase that loosely translates as ‘Fire Burns You’, the errant youth have been waylaying residents, raping girls and breaking into …

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Police arrest leaders of criminal gangs in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police are holding eight suspected ring leaders of criminal gangs that have been terrorizing Jinja city residents. Police picked up the suspects from the suburbs of Bugembe, Mafubira, Masese and Mpumudde in operations conducted on Wednesday night. According to police, the suspects are …

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Suspected city gang leaders arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten suspected leaders of different criminal gangs in Kampala have been arrested by the police in separate operations. According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, crime intelligence received information about new criminal gang groups including Kibadia operating in Lusaze and Lugala areas, and another group identified …

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Gulu RDC launches crackdown on suspected B13 criminal gangs

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Gulu Resident District commissioner has launched a crackdown on suspected B13 Criminal Gangs operating in the outskirts of Gulu District. The suspected criminal gangs are reportedly operating in the Sub –Counties of Awach, Paibona, Bungatira and Omel in Gulu District. They are known for …

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