Swaib Toko, the Madi Okollo Resident District Commissioner (RDC), explained that the violent incident was triggered by an accident involving a section of students who were cleared by the administration to participate in the YCS rally.
Odrua, resident of Pajulu village, Kati parish in Ulepi sub-county was in July 2020 killed by a group of people from the neighbouring Vurra village. Seven suspects were arrested and are facing murder charges while others are still at large.
Senior Superintendent of Police Richard Okullu says they received an intelligence report of a planned revenge attack by refugees on the host communities, a reason that informed the reconciliation meeting
The clashes escalated when a group of refugee youth's attacked and assaulted a resident from the host community who was grazing in the area promoting revenge attacks that left seven South Sudanese refugees dead with the eighth dying at Arua hospital.