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Panga Wielding Men Attack Mbale Homes

According to residents, the machete wielding thugs stormed the homes of their victims at around 11:00 pm on Monday evening and moved house to house. They robbed household items and money from their victims before hacking them.

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An unspecified number of people from five households in Mbale district are nursing injuries following an attack by machete wielding thugs last night. 

The thugs raided homes in Nambozo, Wagagai and Bujoroto cells in Nkoma ward in Northern Division in Mbale Municipality.

According to residents, the machete wielding thugs stormed the homes of their victims at around 11:00 pm on Monday evening and moved house to house. They robbed household items and money from their victims before hacking them.

Residents lynched one of the thugs. His identity wasn't readily available by the time of filing this story. Some of the residents told URN that they battled the thugs for close to six hours.

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Bernard Madoi, a shopkeeper in Soweto in Nkoma, a suburb of Mbale town, told URN at Mbale General Clinic where he was being treated for the attack wounds that the thugs attacked him at around 12pm while returning home.

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Some of the residents criticised the local leaders for neglecting security issues in the area. They faulted their LC I chairpersons for failing to set up vigilant groups to combat crime. Matthias Turysingura, the Mbale District Police Commander confirmed the arrest of one of the thugs.

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He appealed to the residents to be vigilant and security conscious but also cautioned them against mob justice.

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