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Police Deploys Heavily at Palorinya, Hunts for Attackers

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.

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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 without trace.  

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 constituency. 

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.

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