The Adjumani Resident District Commissioner Peter Taban Data says that security personnel comprising of the army and police repulsed the armed men. He acknowledges that the suspects are from the Madi community seeking revenge over Wednesday’s attacks against their colleagues.
Police officers conduct security patrol following a clash between clan members in Madi-opei Subcounty in Lamwo District last year.
personnel on Thursday evening foiled a revenge attack on locals in Zoka Trading
center in the disputed Apaa Township in Adjumani District.
This comes just a day after a tribal clash in Ngoro village, Itirikwa
Sub-county left one dead, two others injured and another person missing on
Wednesday afternoon. The victims, all Madi tribesmen were reportedly attacked
by a group of armed men from the Acholi community in Zoka Trading center.
It is however reported that dozens of men from Madi Community armed with
spears, Machetes, bows, and arrows at about 9 pm Thursday evening made attempts
to raid Zoka Trading center to revenge the attacks on their colleagues.
The Adjumani Resident District Commissioner Peter Taban Data says that security
personnel comprising of the army and police repulsed the armed men. He
acknowledges that the suspects are from the Madi community seeking revenge over
Wednesday’s attacks against their colleagues.
Taban however says the suspects fled off from the scene but notes that
investigations are ongoing to ascertain their identity and apprehend them.
He notes that out of two people who sustained injuries following Wednesday's
clashes, one is currently in critical condition and plans are underway to
transfer him from Adjumani Hospital to Mulago National Referral Hospital for
better medical care.
He also notes that security has already identified the assailants in
Wednesday’s attack that left one person dead adding that they are making moves
to arrest them.
The Fourth Infantry Division Spokesperson Capt. Hassan Kato said that the army
is doing all it takes to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“As UPDF, we condemn such inhuman acts against humanity because no one has the
right to kill another. The government is doing everything possible to sort out
the dispute between the two communities, we are leaving no stone unturned to
pursue the attackers and bring them to book,” He said.
Cpt. Kato says the situation remains calm at the moment adding that they are
alert on the ground to avert any possible threats.
unfolding has however raised worries of a possible clash amongst the
communities occupying the disputed Apaa, after months of relative peace that
prevailed in the area.
Bureau Chief, West Acholi