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Gangsters targeting schools

30 July 2013, 16:09 James Kabotia

Police in Mukurwe-ini have tightened security around secondary schools following rising cases of theft and killings in the institutions.

So far, three guards have died after they were attacked by gangsters who target computers and free education books.

Speaking to the media, Mukurweini district commissioner Isaac Masinde said that police are patrolling areas near the institutions to prevent more attacks on the guards.

He said that the thugs who are well coordinated have been raiding the institutions in the wee hours of the morning maiming and killing some.

He however said that there is no cause for worry since security apparatus are following crucial leads which he said will lead to arrest of the culprits.

Stole computers and killed a guard

Over the weekend, a gang of thugs raided Muhito secondary school and stole computers worth millions of shillings.

The thugs who were armed with crude weapons and were said to be in no hurry hacked to death a night guard and injured another after they tried to prevent them from accomplishing their mission.

The thugs later left after parking their loot in two motorcycles and so far no arrest has been made.

Maside said that they are suspecting that the supplier of the computer could have been behind the crime since the thugs went straight to the computer lab where the machines had been stored.

Raids on several schools have been reported in several parts of the county with criminals targeting free primary school books that are said to be fetching good money in South Sudan.

Police in the county are yet to crackdown on the criminals despite protests from education stakeholders.

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