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LRA Kills Four In Kitgum

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th June 2002 03:00 AM

FOUR people were killed and huts burnt at Hill Top, a suburb of Kitgum town, when the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels attacked the area on Monday night.

By Dennis Ojwee FOUR people were killed and huts burnt at Hill Top, a suburb of Kitgum town, when the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels attacked the area on Monday night. Security sources within the joint command centre (JCC) yesterday said the rebels entered the suburb from Okidi, seven miles southwest of Kitgum town. The source said the rebels were about 25 and were under the command of Tabuley. This was the first time the rebels attacked the suburbs of Kitgum town since the LRA under Vincent Otti crossed into Uganda from Sudan on June 8. The UPDF forth division commanding officer in charge of operations, Col. Andrew Gutti, said security had been beefed up in most areas in the Acholi region to flush out the rebels. “The security situation is now becoming stable since we have completed deploying UPDF forces in most areas. We are now closing in on the rebels because we have got more organised now. Soon the rebel movements will reduce,” Gutti said. In Apac, the security situation around Aboke Girls School in Iceme sub-county was calm. The school remained open, contrary to rumours that it had been closed following a rebel attack in the area on Monday night. Many students had fled the school after the rebels abducted over 50 of their colleagues in 1997. Brigadier Aronda Nyakairima, the commander of the UPDF operation Iron Fist against the LRA rebels in southern Sudan, said the school was not officially closed. Aronda, who was speaking from Gulu barracks, said he had discussed the school’s security with the headmistress on Monday. “What happened was that some students fled the school on hearing news about the rebels,” Aronda said. Ends

LRA Kills Four In Kitgum

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