Unknown Thugs Steal Lightening Arresters From Amuru Schools.

Unknown thugs have stolen three lightening arresters from two schools in Amuru district.
The schools are Keyo and Tekibur Primary Schools all located in Lamogi Sub County in Kilak South Constituency. The thugs reportedly execute their missions during night hours.
Patrick Okello, the Tekibur Primary School Head teacher said that they were shocked to discover last week that one lightning arrester installed on the building housing 364 pupils in Primary One, Two, Three and four classes had been stolen.
Okello added that another lightning arrester installed on the staffroom was also vandalized allegedly by the same people.
He disclosed that the matter has been reported to police in Awer police post for investigation. The school night watchman identified as Juma Saidi has also recorded statement with police and released on bond.
In Keyo Primary School also two lightning arresters were stolen from the classes roof last week.
Michael Lakony the Amuru district chairperson said the matter has been reported at Awer police post under SD Ref: 07/22/09/2019.
Lakony explained that the district is panicking for fear that lightning may strike pupils when the lightning arresters are not in existence.
He said that the district has asked police to expedite the investigation so that the offenders are arrested and prosecuted.
Lakony said the district used seven hundred thousand shillings to install each lightning arrester so that it save the lives of pupils from lightning strike.
Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South Member of Parliament has received the news with shock. He said that it is unfortunate for thugs to put lives of learners at risk instead of supporting them.
Olanya has called for vigilance from members of the community to guarantee security to school properties.
Similar incidences were also recorded in Omoro district last month in which unknown people also stole one lightning arrester from Koch Ongako Primary School, two from Kweyo Primary school and four from Lamintoo Primary School.
Another case of theft lightning arrester from the Northern Uganda Media Club (NUMEC) offices in Gulu is also being investigated by police at Gulu Central Police Station vide SD Ref: 46/23/09/2019.
Charles Akena, the NUMEC administrator said that the unknown person(s) dismantled the lightning arrester and vanished with it.
John Bosco Nyangkol, the Officer in-charge of Gulu Central Police Station said that there is reportedly an organized groups of people stealing lightning arresters for a yet unidentified reason.
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