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Another 25 suspected gangsters arrested

By Aweye Teddy Onam


Police have arrested another set of  25 suspected gang members at Gumbo Bridge in Juba City.

According to the police spokesperson Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin, the suspects were arrested around 02:00 am on Wednesday.

“We arrested 25 and some of them were caught with Pangas, then drugs, even ice and Marijuana,” Gen. Justin confirmed to No. 1 Citizen Daily Newspaper on the phone.

He said the police are involving other stakeholders and families through community policy in residential areas to arrest the gang members.

Ge. Justin added that they have been talking to groups of women, youth, community leaders, and elders about monitoring their children’s access to the police station.

This is yet one of the latest arrests made as part of a crackdown on criminal gangs, a policy implemented by the Inspector General of Police, General Atem Marol Biar.

On Monday over 80 alleged gang members were also arrested in Western Bahr el Ghazal there by the police.

Last year, during a crackdown exercise, over 400 suspected criminals were arrested, including “niggas,” Toronto boys, and individuals with dreadlocks in the capital Juba.

While the move has been welcomed by most residents, especially those whose neighbors have been the brunt of gang activities, a political activist has urged the IGP to reconsider the order to arrest individuals with dreadlocks.

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