Gangsterism takes root in Palapye

PALAPYE: Scores of delinquent youth who have formed violent gangs continue to terrorise villagers here.

These troublesome movements, named after notorious groups such as Boko Haram, Sharia and others, are said to be brutal and ruthless.

The villagers, with the assistance of Police and the Special Support Group (SSG) have in the past managed to quell the gangs and peace was restored. However, these efforts were short lived as some former Sharia gang members who now reside at the Dikabeya and Lechana lands, have now formed their own gangs known as C8 and C9, respectively.

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