Since 2012, deadly ethnic clashes between the Acholi and their neighbouring Madi Community over Apaa land has resulted into the death of over 20 people, several forced disappearances, injuries and displacement of families.
Santo Okot, the human rights defender in Apaa Township says that dozens of irate Madi people infiltrated Juka and Goro B and Lutoya villages in the wee hours Wednesday in an attempt to force their way in to bury the slain man but were stopped.
Vincent Alpha Opio, the Kabwoya sub county LC5 Councilor who doubles as the Kikuube LC5 Vice Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Wednesday that the Congolese crossed between Sunday and Monday.They include men women and Children.
Local leaders have revealed that the immigrants are stranded without necessities like water; food, shelter, clothing including health and sanitation facilities forcing them to raid crops gardens for the host community.
Fresh clashes broke out on Saturday night between the Lendu and Bagegere displacing thousands of people from the areas of Tara, Muvaramu, Kango, Gbii, Roo, and Largo in Ituri province in Bunia district.
Peter Kyasimire, the LC 2 Chairperson Nkondo parish in Kyangwali Sub County who is part of the team receiving the Congolese at Sebigoro reception center, says they expect the number to double by Monday evening because the situation is still tense.
Christine Banura, a mother of three children who fled her home area in Tchomia on Friday night and arrived at Sebigoro reception Centre on Saturday evening told Uganda Radio Network that the situation in DR Congo is tense since fresh clashes have erupted again.
The fighting broke out when one Jimmy Byakora, a Munyoro and resident of kemigere-Rusoona village in Kabwoya Sub County, failed to pay an Alur farmer. It is reported that the farmer was assaulted by Byakora and his family members when he went to demand his wages on Wednesday evening.
A Uganda Radio Network reporter in the area counted at least 30 Field Force Unit personnel deployed in the Queen Elizabeth National Park hours the incident. Accompanied by police dogs, ten of the officers are deployed at Simba Safari Lodge in Kikorongo, along Katwe road. It is here that unknown people ambushed and killed two police officers and ran away with two guns.
How did all this start? It started with Mr. Charles Mumbere, now HH Omusinga of the Bakonjo, coming to see me some years ago. When Mr. Mumbere came to see me, he wanted to be the King of the Rwenzururu. I told him that the Rwenzururu had been a Political Movement for equality. Why did he want to turn a political resistance movement into a monarchy?
This morning heavy gunfire rocked Bundibugyo town lasting up to 30 minutes. It\'s reported that unknown people threatened to attack Bundibugyo police station, but were repulsed by a combined effort of the UPDF and police. Three of the attackers have been arrested.
Pius Mujuzi, the Resident District Commissioner Bundibugyo said that Tugume and the police constable were killed when the more than fifty youths armed with spears and knives attacked the police station. According to Mujuzi, they disarmed Tugume and shot him dead and then went to the station armory, but they were repulsed. One of the attackers was gunned down.
More than 30 people have been killed in attack in Bundibugyo district. On Saturday evening at least 80 youths armed with machetes, spears and arrows attacked Bundibugyo town. The attackers stormed Bundibugyo town on Saturday evening
More than 300 Bakonzo youths from Bundibugyo town started walking to Kirindi village, Busaru Sub County, to renovate the shrine, but they were blocked 3 kilometers to the shrine by the Bamba. A standoff ensued and they started pelting each other with stones.
The government forces on the other hand accuse the rebels of provocation. Colonel Olivier Hamuli, the spokesperson of the Congolese army says armed with heavy and light weapons, the rebels tried to advance towards Mabenga village, which is under government forces.