Forty-eight motorcycles have been stolen in Gulu City in the
last two months, according to Gulu City West Boda Boda Association.
Emmy Ocen, the Gulu City West Boda Boda Association says
that 33 motorcycles were stolen in December last year while 13 were stolen in
January this year and none has been recovered to date.
According to Ocen, the 13 motorcycles stolen in January this year were
all robbed by armed men disguising as customers or trailing and waylaying the
riders during evening hours.
He added that three of the riders sustained gun wounds
during a scuffle with their attackers while 10 surrendered their motorcycles
in fear for their dear lives.
The latest cases recorded last week include those of Nickson Okullu
(UFK 852G), Patrick Olweny (UFK 706 F), Caesar Guna (UFF 438 T), and Wilson
Moro (UFJ 275 C), and another with registration numbers UFK 722 Y which were all
robbed last week.
Leaders of the boda boda association say that most cases
were reported along the Gulu-Pakwach road, Gulu-Nimule Highway, and For-God
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George Tekkwo, the Gulu City West Boda-Boda Association Head
of Security says that they have now advised their riders to desist from
operating in the late evening hours and dangerous spots.
He added that they are greatly bothered by the new trend that the motorcycle thefts have taken against their victims.