According to Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Region Police Spokesperson, the operation stemmed from numerous reports by the community about the widespread growth of plant marijuana in Katrini Sub-county.
According to the residents, the soldiers were deployed in the area on Friday last week under unclear circumstances, causing anxiety among the locals. Hakim Alua, a resident of Ocea says they are living in fear since their areas are being patrolled by soldiers whose mission is unknown. He further noted that the soldiers have arrested several youths on unclear charges.
Three homes owned by people from Terego were partially destroyed and the occupants chased away by a group from Rigbo Sub County who invaded the area on Thursday claiming its part of Madi Okollo district area.