The Ngomoromo LCI Chairperson Bosco Kidega says the bomb was discovered on Tuesday by parents and casual labourers who unearthed the devices as they were preparing the school garden to embark on the tree-planting campaign.
At least seven people from Pobura clan sustained serious injuries after unknown men suspected to be from Pobira clan attacked them on Tuesday morning. The attackers also torched two grass-thatched huts, leaving countless household items and harvested food crops destroyed.
Kidega also called on the recruits to act as change agents and apply what they would be taught in mobilizing locals in their respective communities towards embracing a violence-free and peaceful election.
Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega says the government through the UPDF should initiate a full scale project that focuses on removal and detonation of abundant UXOs in the region.
The deceased are Isaac Ogenrwot and Kwigiri, both 12-year old and residents of Abuka village. Ogenrwot reportedly died on the spot after the blast while Kwigiri succumbed to injuries while being rushed to Kitgum General Hospital.
According to Kidega, the Eastern Equatorial State Governor Loius Lobong Lojore says intelligence information indicates that the suspect could have sneaked into Uganda where he is believed to be hiding in Palabek refugee settlement in Lamwo district.
Thomas Obol, a resident says the atmosphere is filled with tension, fear and panic amongst the civilian population. He says some have left their homes village and moved to the neighbouring villages of Lweny-Pe, Moroto, Loyo Ayela and Larach Odong for safety.
Reports from security personnel in Lamwo district show that SSPDF advanced towards Uganda’s territory in an attempt to raid the Immigration center at Ngomoromo border post to recover impounded motorcycles.
This follows clashes between Uganda People Defense Forces-UPDF Soldiers and South Sudan People’s Defense Forces at Otwilo in Pangira Parish, near Ngomoromo border post. The UPDF shot dead two South Sudan People’s Defense Forces soldiers and captured one alive with three guns.