The injured have been identified as Reagan Omiya, 2, his brother Ivan Mwaka, 5, and their mother, Christine Akanyo, all residents of Bobi B village in Ibakara parish, Kitgum Matidi Sub County. They are now admitted at Kitgum General Hospital.
The locals along with their village chairperson abandoned their homes on Sunday following the disappearance of a man from pajong clan who is suspected to have been killed over a land dispute on Saturday night.
The soldiers were arrested on Saturday night in Pandwong Division where they had reportedly mounted a separate roadblock to extort money from unsuspecting road users during curfew time. The Police, however, declined to divulge details of their particulars for fear of jeopardising investigations.
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech says eight CCTV cameras will be installed in the first phase of the project within selected areas in the three Divisions of Pager, Pandwong and Central.
Gribov Vladislav, Kozhevin Viacheslav and their driver Joseph Aburek were discharged after receiving certificates from the Health Ministry on Monday. They were later driven to the Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kampala on Tuesday.
Hassan Hussein, a resident of East Ward Cell in Pandwong Division, Kitgum municipality was arrested after a tip-off from residents who alleged that Hussein was soliciting money from motorcyclists and motorists travelling back home to catch up with the curfew time.
William Komakech, the Kitgum resident commissioner says Boda Boda riders within the district have now been added as the sixth subcommittee in the task force to aid in implementation of the president’s directives.
According to security personnel who handled the operation, the suspect who is reportedly a wife to a high ranking Uganda People Defense Force soldier also hit and injured an operative with a beer bottle during the scuffle.
Maj. Caesar Olweny, the fourth Division Infantry Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network that the suspects will undergo interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the attack.
He says the suspects were arrested from the sub counties of Jangokoro, Nyapeya, Atyak, and Paidha were the army mounted heated operations.
The Koki clan members reportedly descended on Kalabong Central Village on Monday afternoon and looted over 20 cows, several kilograms of Sim sim and maize from members of Yom clan to avenge the death of 18-year-old Richard Akera Oton, a primary six pupil of Kalabong primary school.
Over the weekend, Sebastian Ogoni, the Northern Uganda Region People Power Youth Coordinator claimed that the hotel management had cancelled their booking after making an initial down payment of Shillings 100,000.