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Agago: Armed robbers force shop owners to close by 8 pm

(Last Updated On: 3 September 2022)

In August 2022, alone, armed robbers visited and robbed four different places in Agago.


By Regina Lalam Olal

Agago – September 3, 2022: Business communities in Agago have started closing their shops before the end of 8 pm due to emerging threats posed by some armed robbers. 

The traders, including some residents, have reported losses due to suspected gun robbers’ attacks that have always targeted their business.

Their monies have been taken, and others are nursing injuries.

Chairman LC3 of Lokole sub-county, Patrick Ocaka has confirmed the most recent incident to TND News.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2022, at around 8:30 pm, he said suspected armed robbers stormed kiosks belonging to David Oyet and Nancy Atoo, respectively.

“The suspects fired bullets towards the police outpost and later picked up an amount of money from the kiosk worth more than six million shillings,” he revealed.

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James Okullu, a resident of Kiwaro Parish in Lokole sub-county appeals to the government about fewer numbers of police personnel. “Sometime the police officers are overwhelmed and cannot respond to what is happening,” he said.

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He also advised the business community to close their businesses earlier for their safety.

In August alone, armed robbers visited and robbed four different places in Agago. These include Lokole sub-county, Adilang town council, Conner- Abicel in Lokole, Lokole town council and Patongo town council.

RDC of Agago, Emmanuel Okot condemned the act of robbery by some unknown people. He also suspects the local communities are collaborating with the perpetrators.

Okot assured the public that they are doing everything possible so that security is calm.

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