The raid is believed to have been orchestrated by dozens of youth opposed to the relocation of the refugee occupied Palorinya Sub County to the newly created Obongi district that was curved from Moyo on July 1st, 2019. The attack left at least four men with broken hands and dozens of others with bruises.
The Field Force
Unit-FFU in West Nile has launched a manhunt for a group of people behind the
attack on residents of Iboa village Palorinya Sub County in Obongi district
over the weekend. The attackers also destroyed property and burnt down houses.
The raid is believed to
have been orchestrated by dozens of youth opposed to the relocation of the
refugee occupied Palorinya Sub County to the newly created Obongi district that
was curved from Moyo on July 1st, 2019. The attack left at least
four men with broken hands and dozens of others with bruises.
It came after the Obongi
MP, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo visited Iboa Women Savings group on Monday to deliver
plastic chairs that he had earlier promised the women.
He entered in an ambush by
a group of youth armed with machetes, bows and Arrows who destroyed all the 150
chairs loaded on to a Tipper Lorry and smashed the wind screen of the truck.
Gerald Nabasa, the
Zonal (Regimental) West Nile FFU Commander who led an operation in the area on
Monday, says by the time police reached the scene, the attackers had vanished
He says the rowdy
youths who seem to have targeted the legislator appeared to have been hired
from another area, since the MP is familiar with most people in his
He says police are now hunting for the attackers in all the
villages of Moyo West constituency. ,
//Cue in: Yes, I was there ….
Cueout: still at large//
But Julius Gobolo, the North West Nile Region
Police Commander who is being accused by residents for failing to respond to
the attack, says Fungaroo is to blame for the confusion. He says the legislator should have sought permission from the local authorities in
Palorinya before visiting the area.
//Cue in: “Honorable Fungaroo ….
Cue out: security first//
According to some intelligence reports, some
business men who have been getting lucrative deals of delivering supplies to
the refugees in the camps through friends in Moyo district local government have
vowed to fund instability until Moyo is given refugees to host again.
Some reports also indicate that some of top politicians
in Moyo district are fighting over Palorinya with hope that the constituency
currently controlled by MP, Tom Aza will be split into two to give them political
space ahead of the 2021 general elections.
URN was unable to
independently verify the claims.