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Attacks on Boda Boda Cyclists High in Gulu

In the past two weeks, two Boda Boda cyclists have been killed and five others injured after being clobbered by unknown people. 21 motorcycles have also been stolen since the beginning of last month.

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Attacks on Boda Boda cyclists in Gulu are high.  In the past two weeks, two Boda Boda cyclists have been killed and five others injured.

21 motorcycles have also been stolen since the beginning of last month.

The deceased are Denis Okello and Innocent Kony who were all attacked and died from injuries while other are nursing injuries from Gulu regional referral hospital.

According to the Nicholas Otim the Gulu district Boda Boda association enforcement officer, the robbers target new motorcycles since it`s easier for them to dispose of. 

Otim says the rate of stealing motorcycles this month has increased saying they used to register an average of 20 cases of stolen motorcycles.

// “Cue in: “Pole jo ni”…..  

Cue out….” Kwanyo piki piki”//

Thomas Oboma Okot the chairperson of Gulu district Boda Boda cyclists association says, they have instituted a  team of night operators from within the cyclists who collaborate with the police and army to try and track down the suspected thugs.

Gulu District Police commander Emmanuel Mafundo says they have so far arrested one suspect believed to be behind the attacks on the cyclists.

He identified the suspect as Juliet Aber. She has reportedly coordinated the robbery of more than twenty motorcycles which are stolen and sold in Elegu border market, Arua, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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