Police detain 100 suspected thugs


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Police in Lira District has apprehended more than 100 suspected thugs who have terrorizing traders and residents in the district.

According to the Lira District Police Commander, Ezra Tugume, the suspects who were rounded up from differenmt parts of the district are being detained at Ojwina and Lira Central Police stations.

He added that 60 of the suspects were arrested from Dream Land Lodge in Lira town where they are said have been planning their operations.

“So last night [Saturday], we found over 100 people. Every room as small as it is, you find it has more than four people sleeping; two on the bed and two under the bed,” he said.

According to Tugume, the arrests are part of the police operations to get rid of criminal gangs who have been terrorizing the district.
Fifteen people have been reported dead and five injured at Ojwina Division alone in just four months.

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