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On Friday, the thugs hacked Martin Eleket, a third year student of Science Education in Agriculture who was also heading to the hostel.
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Tension is high at Busitema University main campus in Nangongera town council in Tororo district because of insecurity. Reports from the university indicate that unidentified thugs are terrorising students. The recent incident occurred on Saturday last week when the thugs raped a second year student of Bachelors in Science Education.  

The thugs reportedly intercepted the student who was moving from the handover party of Teso Student Development Association –TESDA and gang raped her. Earlier on Thursday, the same gang reportedly hacked another student who was on his way to the university from the hostel. On Friday, the thugs hacked Martin Eleket, a third year student of Science Education in Agriculture who was also heading to the hostel.    

Eleket told URN that attacks by thugs have become the order of the day, adding that he only managed to get away after tactfully pouring sand in the eyes of the attackers who were armed with machetes. He says students now no longer go to campus for revision for fear of being attacked, adding that some students may be forced to abandon the university should the insecurity continue.

Early this month, the thugs broke into the campus and stole 8 computers from the computer Lab, picked the school TV from the dining room. Denis Muzamil Akibuni, the acting Dean of Students Bustima Universit, says they are under fear because of the escalation of insecurity.     

He says the university has started sensitising students to stop moving at night.

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Patrick Omare, the Guild President Busitema University wants the management of Nagongera town council to install security lights from Nangongera town to the university to stem crime.  

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Rodgers Chebene, the Tororo District Police Commander has promised to open a police post at the university and deploy foot patrol in the area.  He has also banned all forms of drinking in Nangongera town council exceeding 10pm.  

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