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Thugs break into NIRA offices in Mbale, steal equipment

Police in Mbale is hunting for unknown thugs who broke into the offices of National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) and stole National ID registration equipment. The offices are located at Half London ward Northern city division. 

According to Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region police spokesperson, the thugs broke into the offices last night and stole four laptops containing the registration details of applicants for National ID and one digital camera used to capture the passport photos of applicants.

Hassan Kaija, the NIRA regional manager declined to comment on the matter but urged police to expedite the investigations since the stolen items had vital information. He also urged police to heighten security patrols especially at Half London ward, where rampant cases of theft have been reported. 

There have been several break-ins of NIRA offices in different parts of the country. In 2019, unidentified thieves broke into NIRA offices in Makanga Hill, Kabale Municipality and made off with three laptop computers.

In July last year, unidentified thugs broke into the NIRA offices in Luweero town council and made off with several items. The thugs are said to have stolen seven laptops and one desktop computer and eight digital cameras used to capture the passport photos of applicants. 

Last month, thugs broke into Orom Sub County headquarters in Kitgum district and disappeared with several National ID cards and equipment belonging to NIRA.


0 #1 Mutebi 2021-01-12 01:24
This is becoming a common occurance. What is the govt going to do about it?

Are all these offices secure? I mean this is a NATIONAL SECURITY issue that could bite the country if not nipped in the bud.
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0 #2 Juwait kali 2021-01-12 11:25
Don't u know this is how votes are manipulated by the junta!!!!!
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0 #3 kabinda 2021-01-12 18:31
They broke into their own offices for stunt purposes. Pretty obvious.
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0 #4 rubangakene 2021-01-12 22:17
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