Four people are nursing severe
body injuries after being attacked by suspected armed Karimojong warriors in
Orom East Sub-county in Kitgum District.
Two of the male victims reportedly
sustained gunshot injuries while two females were shot
using bows and arrows according to reports from security personnel.
The attack happened
at about 7 pm Saturday evening when the assailants invaded the victims’ homes in
Lodwor Village in Akurumo Parish.
Oorm East Sub-county LCIII
Chairperson Bruno Nelson confirmed the incident to Uganda Radio Network-URN in
an interview on Sunday Morning.
He says the victims were rushed
to Namokora Health Center IV in Namokora Town Council where they are receiving medical
treatment. Nelson however notes that two of the victims who sustained gunshot injuries are in critical condition.
He identified victims of the
attack as Margaret Acan, Joseph Omony, Aidah Nangole, and Lorajam.
Nelson says the assailants who are
suspected to have crossed from the neighboring Kotido district also looted over
100 goats from the victim’s kraal before fleeing away.
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Nelson notes that security personnel
and local vigilantes are currently pursuing the assailants with the aim of recovering
the looted goats.
He however says although the army
has considered establishing a security base at Kasir in Akurumo Parish to
ensure the safety of locals, the plans have suffered setbacks due to the lack of a clean
Kitgum Resident District Commissioner, William Komakech says the suspects are parts of Karimojong warriors who fled
the ongoing disbarment in Karamoja and currently terrorizing locals in the
Komakech however said he had not yet picked
clear details of the Saturday evening attack adding that he was on his way to the crime
scene and the health facility where the victims are receiving medical treatment.
Yesterday’s attack came barely a
month after armed Karimojong warriors attacked and severely injured an elderly
couple in Orom sub-county. The victims identified as Faustino Oyoo, 73, and his
wife Laura Apio, 65, were attacked from their home in Labongo Otal village,
Gule Parish in Orom Sub-county.
Renewed forceful disarmament exercise being conducted
by the army and police in the Karamoja region has forced several Karimojong armed warriors and cattle rustlers to flee for safety in the neighboring districts
of Agago and Kitgum.