Machete-wielding thugs rob 76 million shillings

Police are hunting for a gang of criminals who broke into the residences of two local tycoons in Sironko, running off with 76.2 million shillings.

The thugs armed with machetes and sticks attacked Namaguli and Bunyafwa sub-counties where their victims reside at 9:00 pm on Tuesday.

Mike Nakedi, a trader at Kipande trading center says he was left in shock when the thugs clad in black jackets with hoods raided his home in Nakidye village, Bulujewa parish in Namaguli Sub County at around 9 pm on Tuesday night. Nakedi says the goons ordered him to surrender all the money he had or die, he handed them 6.5 million hard cash and they fled without causing him any harm.

The Sironko Resident District Commissioner, Denis Ephraim says the same gunmen raided the home of another merchant identified as Kalifani Musosi in Bunandalu B village in Bunandalu parish Bunyafa Sub County and robbed him of Shillings 70 million before they vanished from the scene.

Machete -wielding thugs rob 76 million shillings

Kharuna Gaboba, the LC III chairperson of Namaguli Sub County suspects that the attackers could have come from Mbale city because they fled towards Mbale. He urged locals to be security cautious by reporting any new suspected persons to local leaders or police for appropriate action.