Speaking to URN in an interview, Atine said that he had learnt with shock that Ojambo had illegally disposed of the timber prompting him to file a formal complaint with Adjumani Resident State Attorney.
Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Regional police spokesperson, says the minors picked up the explosive from a bush near the settlement around 2 pm and tried to cut it using a machete triggering it to explode.
According to Taban, following the discovery of the body, some Madi community members quickly organized themselves with bows, arrows, machetes and launched a revenge attack on the Dinkas.
It took the intervention of police to stop the clashes.
A copy of the search certificate dated August 23, 2019 our reporter saw indicates that no gun was recovered apart from a pair of military uniform, two pairs of shocks, national identity cards of Uganda and Southern Sudan and note books among other personal property.
Monsignor Beriza Ogura, the Episcopal Vicar of Moyo and Adjumani districts, who is leading the delegation of clerics from Madi sub region, blamed the conflict on the failure of political leaders to provide direction for their people.
Richard Kaijuka, the former Adjumani Production Secretary, says the report doesnt capture the testimonies of the communities around Zoka forest who implicated the RDC Agnes Akelo and DPC Ojokuna Elayut.
The two are implicated in a confession obtained by police from Samuel Ssebuliba, a resident of Kikoma village in Mukono district following his arrest with two others for illegal timber harvesting trees in Zoka forest.
A report of a search and fact finding operation jointly conducted by the district forest office and led by Acutu John Bosco, the NFA sector commander Moyo zone on February 12, 2016 discovered massive illegal loading in Ukusijoni Sub County which lies North of Zoka Forest.