According to statistics collected by the Regional Child and Family Protection Unit, the number of registered cases has increased from 35 in the last financial year 2019/2020 to 81 as of the end of May 2021. With the numbers expected to go higher before the end of June 2021.
Police registered more than 18 cases of mob action from Oyam district between January and April 2020, seven of them from Ngai sub-county. The victims were suspected to have committed crimes such as theft, robbery, murder, and burglary leading to their lynching.
The conflict started after authorities in Mucwini Sub County reportedly set up a security checkpoint along the Kitgum-South Sudan highway at Ayoma village which is located in Pamolo Parish, Labongo Layamo Sub County.