Swaib Taban, the Gulu District Police Commander says having been tipped off about the existence of the illegal gunmen in the communities, and the force has launched an operation to have them arrested and investigated.
Police in Gulu District have launched a crackdown on illegal gunmen
who are reportedly terrorizing the locals.
follows an outcry from the local leaders who say the suspected gunmen are in
the Awach, Paibona, and Patiko Sub –Counties in Gulu District.
Taban, the Gulu District Police Commander says having been tipped off about
the existence of the illegal gunmen in the communities, they have launched an
operation to have them arrested and investigated.
revealed that with the intelligence reports they have so far gathered; he is
hopeful that the gunmen shall be got very soon.
Baker Mwaka, the Councilor V for Patiko Sub –County in Gulu District says over
the past two weeks, several gunshots were heard in Paibona Sub –County at
night. He revealed that the bullets were fired in the air and buildings of some
individual and that to date, the gunmen have not yet been identified, something
that is causing fear in the lives of the locals.
to Mwaka, if the illegal gunmen are not hunted and apprehended, they would form
a cartel in the near future which would be very hard to fight, and that the
level of insecurity may worsen during this festive season if no action is taken
Cue in: “Okato cabit dong…//
out …calo a priority.” //
Odong Latek, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner revealed that the hunt for
the suspected illegal gunmen has been intensified during this festive season.
Cue in: “Wa tye ka…//
out …waniang anga gi”.//
to Latek, security forces have recently arrested dozens of suspected criminals who
had intentions to cause insecurity in Gulu City, and that the suspects have been
transferred to Police Headquarters in Kampala for interrogation.
Cue in: “Wajuku tim aranyi…//
out …ka watiyo kacel.” //
also added that a number of criminal gangs have been arrested after they were found
with house-breaking equipment as well as bunches of keys.