According to eyewitnesses, the assailant who had concealed his face with a mask and a hooded attire stormed the deceased shop at around 8:00 pm on Wednesday evening and placed the occupants at gunpoint while demanding money.
On August 18th, 2022, an unidentified thug also robbed George Okello, a produce dealer who also operates a mobile outlet in Oporot village in Patongo town council, and robbed him of cash as he was planning to close his shop at around 9:30 pm.
According to Ongom, in a community security meeting convened on Tuesday, residents accused the Karimajong casual laborers of collaborating with livestock thieves and resolved to dismiss them from the area.
The deceased identified as Grace Adokorach, 16, a resident of Lukula village in Lira Kato Sub County is reported to have committed suicide after undergoing repeated beatings by her elder brother identified as Patrick Okello, a teacher at her school.
Adoch was reportedly shot to death near a military detachment at around 10:00 pm. Capt. Amos Nsambu, the UPDF 5th Division Public Relations Officer, says that the deceased was mistakenly shot after she entered an ambush that was laid by security forces deployed to counter suspected cattle rustlers.
Residents learnt of the two buffalos suspected to have strayed from Kidepo Valley National Park in search of pasture and water when they attacked a herd of cattle grazing in Cawente village in Agelech parish.
The Agago District Chief Administrative Officer Stephen Oloya Gunya says that the affected staff are currently being investigated in connection to the alleged negligence of duty that led to the theft of essential government drugs from their respective health facilities.
The facility was closed in June following an eviction order issued by the court that directed the health unit to evacuate its initial location following a longstanding land dispute with one of its neighbours.
Agago District Probation Office records show that the people who visited different health centres to access antenatal services during the last year included 1,339 adolescent girls aged between 12 and 19. Another 633 cases were registered between April and September 2021, most of them in the Sub Counties of Adilang and Omot.
Mohammed Okwir, the Adilang Sub-County LCIII Chairperson says that the families are now in dire need of urgent help adding that there is a possibility of food shortage in the next months due to crop destruction.
Alexander Okidi, the LCV Councilor Lira Kato Sub County says that the closure of the facility situation has left patients to seek services from Adilang Health Centre in Adilang Sub County and Dr Amrozolli Hospital in Kalongo Town Council which are both more than 20 kilometres far away.