Hon. Rose Lucaci, the Councillor III of Kanyagoga Parish, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality told URN in an interview that ever since the enforcement of the curfew commenced, two cases of robbery have so far been reported to the area L.C.Is in her area.
Suspected criminal gangs in Gulu
are taking advantage of the curfew hours around the country to commit crime.
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni issued curfew in the country from 7pm to 6.30am on March 30th as a precautionary measure to prevent
the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID -19).
Hon. Rose Lucaci, the Councillor III
of Kanyagoga Parish, Bardege Division in Gulu Municipality told URN in an
interview on Saturday that ever since the enforcement of the curfew, two cases of
robbery have so far been reported to the area L.C.Is in her area.
Thomas Raymond Opira, the L.C.I
of Pabo Quarters, Layibi Division in Gulu Municipality revealed that on
April 1st, they arrested one minor for stealing a bicycle during
the curfew hours.
He says the minor was released
after his parents negotiated with the owner of the bicycle. Opira adds that
they have deployed their team on the ground to help curb down such vices.
Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo, Gulu
Resident District Commissioner told URN in an interview that his office got
intelligence report that these suspected criminals are robbing people who live
on the outskirts of Gulu where patrol may not easily reach.
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He ordered the security enforcing
the curfew to extend their reach in those areas where the suspected criminals
are carrying out their activities.
Emmanuel Mafundo, the Gulu
District Police Commander acknowledged the vice saying police patrol
will reach further into the places where the vices are being
Mafundo also appealed to the
local community to always report cases of theft and burglary during the curfew
to the relevant authorities for immediate response.