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.
Moses Opio, the Kwania District Probation Officer says, of all these cases reported to different health facilities in the district, Abongomola Sub County is leading with 321 cases, followed by Aduku Town Council 318 cases, Nambieso 298, Chawente Sub County registered 286 cases, Inomo 218 and Aduku Sub County 38 cases respectively.
The two antagonists then kneel down opposite each other with their arms folded at their backs and they bend without touching the ground to drink a bitter solution made from Oput tree in a calabash. The drinking of the bitter herb, mixed with a lamb's blood, means that the two conflicting parties accept "the bitterness of the past and promise never to taste such bitterness again."
Lira District Police Commander Bernard Mugerwa dismisses the allegations as baseless, only that "...there was some confusion resulting from acts of hooliganism by the groups of people who had converged at the tally centre, we had to apply reasonable force to calm the situation, not necessarily extortion and torture as such ’’ he said.
Pader district acting Education Officer Francis Olwoch says that of the 800 cases of teenage pregnancy in the district, 168 were primary and secondary school-going girls, according to the statistics obtained from 36 government health facilities where the teenagers had reported for antenatal services.
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