They are accused of torching seven makeshift huts, burning 240 bags of stacked charcoal and hundreds of heaps of piled charcoal logs, killing poultry, damaging two solar panels and clothes belonging to Michael Okema Opilo the former Chairperson for Elegu Town council.
On Thursday, the Minister of State for Animals Husbandry banned the movement of livestock in the area. The ban follows complaints of illegal entry of livestock and invasion of the non-native herdsmen commonly known as balalo in the area.
More than 100 cargo trucks connecting to and from Nimule ply Gulu-Attiak-Nimule Highway each day. However, the road has been in a sorry state for over four years. It is filled with potholes and shattered drainage system almost all the way from Gulu City to Amuru district.