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Seven injured in Amuru land dispute

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th April 2009 03:00 AM

A TOTAL of seven people were injured, six houses set ablaze and property looted during a land dispute at Ligo return village in Lamogi sub-county, Amuru district on Monday.

By Chris Ocowun

A TOTAL of seven people were injured, six houses set ablaze and property looted during a land dispute at Ligo return village in Lamogi sub-county, Amuru district on Monday.

The district Police commander, Jucinto Ovuro, said five people had been arrested in connection with the incident adding that they were hunting for 10 other people who are on the run.

He identified the injured as Simon Ayella, John Komakech, Jennifer Lamwaka, Francis Kilama, Pierina Acan, Lily Alwoch, and Gabriel Ojok.

Ovuru said those arrested were Charles Owot, John Acama, Eyojino Oyat and Ocen.

“The attackers took two goats, chicken, ducks, bicycles and two bags of sorghum,” he said.

Ovuru disclosed that the suspects claimed those whose houses were burnt had settled on land that was not theirs.

The deputy regional Police commander, Tom Aziku Zata, said the suspects first drunk waragi (local potent gin) before attacking the village.

Ovuru warned members of the community against taking the law into their hands, saying land disputes had become family matters. He said a number of land case were under Police investigation.

Meanwhile, Zata disclosed that 21 people were injured; five seriously, during a motor accident in Pader district during the Easter season.

He warned against overloading and reckless driving saying the culprits would be asked to pay heavy fines.

He also warned against the theft of solar panels used to pump water for the internally displaced people in the camps.
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Seven injured in Amuru land dispute

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