The LCI Chairperson Thomas Abeju Oluka says the eviction that commenced on Tuesday follows a three day ultimatum issued last week by the school administrator to the flood victims to immediately vacate the school premises and compounds.
According to Orishaba, he was knocked by the president’s advance team on December 21st, 2018 while riding a motorcycle at Burema full gospel church when he visited the district to commission the construction of Rukungiri-Kihihi-Ishasha-Kanungu tarmac road.
The deceased was identified as James Tako. Preliminary police investigations reveal that Tako drowned when he and his peers had gone to swim on the turbulent river, a tributary of Aswa River that joins River Nile.
The campaign is in relation to the long-running feud between the Iteso and Acoli-labwor community over the ownership of Alungar, Morolokwangat, Apopongo, Nyakwai, Akuoro, Aolio, Apuuton villages and part of Nyarikidi zone, which are currently occupied by over 16,000 Iteso.
Fredmark Chesang, the Sipi Region Police Spokesperson has regretted the incident, saying the deceased’s body has been handed over to Bukwo Health Center Iv for postmortem while his brother has been moved to Kumi Orthopedic hospital for further management.
Maj. Santo Okot Lapolo, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner (RDC) who also doubles the Head of COVID-19 Task, says the personnel in the unit were reduced following the implementation of the home based care strategy for asymptomatic COVID-9 patients as recommended by the Health Ministry.