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According to information obtained by our reporter, when the officers arrived at the playground, Eriku charged towards them and grabbed a baton from one of the officers before trying to disarm another.
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A young man is nursing a gunshot wound at Rhema hospital in Arua down after being shot by a police officer while dispersing a football match in Aroi Sub County over the weekend. 

The gunshot victim is 24-year-old Sunday Eriku, a resident of Alabia village Aroi Sub County. He was hit in the stomach when a team of police officers rushed to stop a football match in Omi village because of a ban on social gatherings as part of the preventive measures against Covid19. 

According to information obtained by our reporter, when the officers arrived at the playground, Eriku charged towards them and grabbed a baton from one of the officers before trying to disarm another.

  

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson, says the officer released a bullet, which shattered part of Eriku’s stomach. 

She says this prompted the crowd to disperse while Eriku who was bleeding profusely was rushed to Arua hospital before he was transferred to Rhema hospital for better management

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Levi Yiki, the Aroi Sub County LC 3 Chairperson has faulted the youths saying they acted in total defiance of the presidential directives aimed at stopping the spread of Covid19.

   

He called for more sensitisation of the youth who are getting impatient with the lock down.      

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