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.
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.
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.
Nyero says residents spent the better part of Saturday trying to blow whistles and vuvuzelas as they banged tins, jerrycans and drums and set fires as a measure of repulsing the stray elephants away, without success.
According to the District Internal Security Officer David Aisu, the parents argue that through the structured communal lessons parents would convene few learners in the upper classes not exceeding more than twenty from within a cell or village and identify a teacher to conduct lessons.
Although Maj. (Rtd) Kanuti Akorimo (deceased) is officially recorded as having hoisted Uganda's flag for the first time on October 9th 1962 at Kololo, other claimants of the honour for which Akorimo was even decorated as national hero have emerged. The latest and fourth claimant is an 89-year-old retired colonel who says he doesn't want a reward or even recognition, but wants the government to re-examine its own records to avoid perpetuating a 'falsehood'.
Patrick Odongtoo, a Health Information Assistant at Mucwini Health Center III and one of those affected by the pay cut, says that his salary has now drastically fallen to a paltry Shillings 316,391 for the last three months.
At least three security officers enforcing Covid-19 guidelines have been attacked and injured within Pandwong and Central Divisions in the past one and half weeks by Boda Boda riders past curfew hours.
Two of the injured are Uganda People’s Defence Force soldiers, one who sustained injuries on the legs and lost two teeth after being knocked with a motorcycle while another was assaulted on Pager River Bridge.
Johnson Odera Acellam, the Orom Sub County LC III Chairperson says that despite UWA’s recruitment of community scouts in the area as part of the strategy to manage problem animals to their dismay there has been limited response.