The northeastern regional army spokesman, Capt. Paddy Ankunda, said their troops yesterday caught up the rebels that ambushed the civilian vehicle at Paluga-Lajeng in Lamwo county, Kitgum district, killing eight of them.
He said Okwir was killed during a battle along River Unyama in Gulu district yesterday.
â€œCapt. Okwir had only 15 fighters and when our troops killed him, the rest fled. We recovered one gun with one solar plate and 90 bullets,â€ he said.
He said their troops recovered two machine guns with several rounds of ammunition from the eight rebels killed in Kitgum district.
9 LRA rebels killed