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An LC I Chairperson in Palenga Town Council told URN on condition of anonymity for fear of his life that the gang members have now shifted to Palenga town council. He says the gangsters move to Gulu town at night to wreak havoc and retire to Palenga at dawn.
02 Oct 2019 17:17
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The notorious B13 criminal gang has relocated to Palenga Town Council in Omoro District because of heightened security in Gulu municipality.  

The gang members have been breaking into houses, snatching hand bags and phones as well as assaulting people at night in Gulu town for months.

An LC I Chairperson in Palenga Town Council told URN on condition of anonymity for fear of his life that the gang members have now shifted to Palenga town council. 

He says the gangsters move to Gulu town at night to wreak havoc and retire to Palenga at dawn.

He says the gang members are involved in the theft of livestock and food items from the local community in Palenga, which has triggered panic among residents. 

According to the chairperson, the gangsters have taken advantage of the absence of a police post in Palenga town council to hide in the area.

Lawrence Ocen, the LC1 Chairperson Kweyo B Sub –Ward in Palenga town council, says the gang members shifted to Palenga town council in June after being smoked out by security in Gulu town. 

He says local leaders have reported the matter to Omoro district security officials but nothing has been done.    

Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN that they intend to carry operations in Palenga town council to get rid of the gangsters.  

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Okema revealed that intelligence reports show that the gangsters rent cheap rooms in the Palenga town council where they live in groups of 8 to 15 in a room.

 

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Okema says that although no arrests have yet been made, the local community should continue sharing information with police to stem crime rates in their areas.

Over 65 suspected thugs were arrested in Gulu district between June and July this year. They were arraigned in court, which remanded them to Gulu Central Prison on charges of threatening violence and conspiracy to commit felony.