According to Taban, the deceased was kidnapped by unknown men during last week's attack and suspects that he was tortured to death. This now brings to two, the number of people killed during the January 19, 2022 clashes between the Acholi and Madi.
A man who went missing
following the deadly clashes in the disputed Apaa area a week ago in Ngoro village, Mungula Parish in
Itirikwa Sub-county, Adjumani District has been found dead. The decomposing body of David Ambayo was found on Monday evening in a bush
in Aliwara village, Mungula Parish, some 10 kilometers from the scene of
Adjumani Resident District Commissioner, Peter Taban Data, says that the deceased’s body was
discovered following an intense search by a team of security personnel
comprising the police and army.
He said efforts
were underway to retrieve the decomposing body. “They (security personnel) are still in the bush
organizing the body,” he said. According to
deceased was kidnapped by unknown men during last week's attack and suspects that he was tortured to death. This now brings to two, the number of people killed during the
January 19, 2022
clashes between the Acholi and Madi.
Alex Uruga 40, one of the victims of the attacks succumbed to
his injury on arrival at Mungula Health Center IV on Wednesday. Two other people are still hospitalized with severe body injuries
at Mungula Health Center IV and Adjumani Hospital.
Security reports indicate that a group of armed Acholi men
orchestrated last week’s violence after attacking a peasant farmer of Madi
ethnic background for unclear reasons. It’s reported that other neighbors
intervened to rescue their colleagues sparking off a brutal fight.
At least two people, a 50-year-old woman, and a
53-year-old man were arrested on Sunday afternoon in connection to the deadly
attacks. The fourth Infantry Division Spokesperson, Capt. Hassan Ahmed Katom, says security personnel were led to the suspect’s homes by a trail of
He says the suspects are being detained at Zoka Police
station to help with the investigation into last week’s incident. Brig. Bonny Bamwiseki, the Fourth Infantry
Division Commander says he will be visiting the contentious area on Wednesday
to dialogue with the community members on peaceful coexistence.
Bureau Chief, West Acholi