Gulu Mob Lynches Two

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Martin Okoyo, the Gulu District Police Commander, says they couldnt save the suspects as they arrived at the scene late.

An angry mob has lynched two suspected motor cycle thieves in Gulu town. The mob victims are Felix Bongomin and Sunday, both residents of Layibi Railway sub ward in Layibi Division in Gulu municipality.
  
The duo met their death in Layibi Railway sub ward this morning. Residents ganged up against the suspects after they found them in possession of parts of stolen motorcycles.

The suspects pleaded with the residents to spare their lives, saying they were only scrap dealers. They later confessed to have hidden some of the stolen motorcycle parts in Tegwana parish where they led the angry mob.

However, the mob turned against the suspects and lynched them when they failed to trace the hidden motorcycle parts. Rose Alunyu, the area LC1 chairperson says the mob pounced on the suspects at about 7:00am.

 
Martin Okoyo, the Gulu District Police Commander, says they couldn't save the suspects as they arrived at the scene late.

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The remains of the mob victims are lying in the Gulu Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. The mob action comes at a time when Gulu town is still grappling with a wave of iron bar attacks on residents. 

At least more than 150 people have since been arrest by security in overnight operations aimed at stemming the attacks.