IN a bid to protect pupils and students going back for the new school term, the Police in Mbarara arrested 60 suspected gangsters on Monday.
Sgt. Xvier Ayehamye, the head of the operation, said some of the suspects were found on roads and near bus stages at 4:00am, waylaying parents escorting their children to the buses.
The Police said some of the suspects were habitual criminals and others had escaped from jails.
At least seven people were released after satisfying the Police that they were going to town to catch early buses, Ayehamye said.
Police arrest 60 gangsters