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100 Suspected Thugs Arrested As Police Record Multiple Theft Cases

Martyrs Day Celebration at The Catholic Shrine

By Agency

More than 100 suspected thugs were apprehended by security at both the Anglican and Catholic shrines in Namugongo during today’s Martyrs Day celebration.

Several people lost phones, money, and national IDs to groups of pickpockets in Namugongo, despite the heavy security presence.

Some of the thugs, donning blue reflector jackets with ushering tags, were seen participating in the collection of offerings.

As the collection of offertory and gifts began at the Catholic shrine, clerics appealed to pilgrims to be vigilant.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, who was at the Catholic shrine, several victims reported cases of robbery.

Thousands of Christians have flocked to Namugongo, at both the Anglican and Catholic shrines, to celebrate Uganda Martyrs Day.

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