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Update: Three More Bodies Discovered Following Armed Attack on Lamwo Farmers :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Update: Three More Bodies Discovered Following Armed Attack on Lamwo Farmers

One of the recovered bodies belonges to David Opoka, who was reported missing on Monday evening after being shot in the head by armed attackers while tending to his land in Lelabur village within the same sub-county. Opoka was accompanied by the slain LC1 chairperson during the attack.
David Ongom Mudong. Photo by Emmy Daniel Ojara

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The bodies of three more people believed to have been killed by unknown gunmen in Lukung Sub County, Lamwo district have been recovered. The discovery took place on Tuesday evening, near the area where Richard Lokang, the local chairperson of Tedopee Village, was shot dead by unidentified assailants.

One of the recovered bodies belongs to David Opoka, who was reported missing on Monday evening after being shot in the head by armed attackers while tending to his land in Lelabur village within the same sub-county. Opoka was accompanied by the slain LC1 chairperson during the attack.

Police have identified the other two victims as Alex Abuyi and Tini. 

The bodies were found not far from the location of the initial attack. According to David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson, preliminary investigations suggest that the attacks on the same scene may have been carried out by the same perpetrators. He said that police have revisited the crime scene and efforts to apprehend the culprits are underway.

The bodies have been transported to Padibe Health Centre IV, where a postmortem examination will be conducted. Two other people, Alex Okoda and Bosco Okwang, are currently receiving treatment for gunshot wounds sustained during the Monday attack. Preliminary findings by the police indicate that the assailants forced the victims to lie on the ground before shooting them at close range.

During a meeting with President Museveni in May this year, leaders from Acholi, represented by Anthony Akol, the Chairperson of Acholi Parliamentary Group (APG), raised concerns about the increasing prevalence of gun violence in areas bordering Karamoja region, South Sudan, and Kenya.       

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Lamwo district shares a border with South Sudan and has experienced attacks from armed individuals claiming land ownership in the area, as well as incidents related to cattle raiding.

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