The families, among them elderly women aged between 70 and 85 allege that two land brokers identified as Augustine Kateebe and Julius Kyakulaga are claiming ownership of the land on which they have lived for more than 50 years.
The children were born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan to women and young girls who were abducted by LRA rebels during the war that lasted close to two decades in northern Uganda.
Micheal Longole, the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson identified the deceased as Eden Tamwenya 54, Enock Ochieng, 24, Samuel Rotich, 28, Samuel Simatia, 17, and Moses Tamwenya, 24. They are all residents of Cheptakol village, in Lokales sub-county, Amudat district.
In the aftermath, the learners were all sent home and ordered to return after a week, accompanied by their parents. Now the school administration has announced that after costing the damaged properties, they concluded that each learner should pay a sum of 50,000 Shillings to cater for the cost of repairs and replacements.