According to Toodera, residents are concerned over the resurgence of the warriors who stage armed attacks to steal livestock, which often claims the lives of innocent civilians. The raiders also kidnap and rape women and girls.
John Okura, the Alune Primary School headteacher said on Friday that the number of learners with nodding syndrome had been varying between ten and six since the reopening prompting concerns from the school management.
The disputed land in question measures about 60 square miles which stretches and covers parts of Lagoro and Lalano Sub Counties in Kitgum district, Wol in Agago district, and Latanya in Pader district.
Kitgum District LC V Chairperson, Christopher Obol Arwai says inquiries into the drastic drop in enrolment at the institution show that the majority of the learners moved to other technical institutes with relatively lower tuition fees.
Richard Okwera Ojara, the Kitgum Municipal Mayor says the persistent delays in completion of the market construction have worried vendors who have for the past years been operating in makeshift satellite markets and eager to occupy the new market.
The school, located in an area densely populated by children suffering from nodding syndrome, has an enrolment of 449 learners. Of these 30 are suffering from nodding syndrome and 10 of them reported back to school this morning as gates reopened after almost two years of inactivity.
Alfred Okema, the Kiteny Sub County LC III Chairperson told URN on Saturday that only Lokoropwac primary school has a functional borehole. Okema explained that the other schools have neither boreholes nor piped water as they were using giant tanks to harvest rainwater.
The herdsmen were evicted by a group of vigilante youths led by the Lolwa and Gule parish councillors. The group escorted the pastoralists alongside their animals estimated to be over 200 in number to the Sub County headquarters.
According to Nyero, upon receiving information that the suspects belong to Padwong clan in Punakuru Cell Central ward in Namukora Town Council, the deceased relatives from Pugoda Orim clan in Wigweng Cell decided to carry out a revenge attack in the wee hours of Thursday morning.