The Member of Parliament for Otuke County in Lira district, Dan Omara Atubo, narrowly escaped an LRA rebel attack that occurred seven kilometres from where he was officiating at a peace and security meeting.
Briefing a press conference at his Lira office recently, Atubo said while at the meeting, he had received a report of the rebel attack in Adwari, Orum, Omoro and Aloi sub-counties.
â€œIn fact, we had to abort the meeting immediately. had we delayed in the meeting for sometime, they would have attacked us,â€ he said.
Three other Lira MPs, Margaret Ateng Otim, Alex Okot of Moroto, Angiro Gutumoi of Erute North, and district leaders attended the meeting.
The rebels reportedly abducted 50 people from Tegweng in Olilim and killed three people.
They also reportedly looted the shops.
Atubo advised the Lango to desist from warring against the Government and urged the government to initiate peaceful means of solving the northern war.
He cited differences in politics as one of the causes of the endless war and called for unity among the Langi.
The meeting resolved that the Government designs a special reconstruction programme for Otuke to compensate for war losses.
Omara Atubo Escapes Lira LRA Rebel Attack