The Atiak sub-county local council chairman, William Odong, said the residents who had fled Atiak for Nimule in southern Sudan due to repeated Lordâ€™s Resistance Army (LRA) attacks, returned home last month.
He said others were still camping in Adjumani district.
â€œThey have come back. Immediately they arrived, the World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed them with relief food,â€ Odong said.
He said the returnees never received any humanitarian assistance while in the Sudan.
Odong said the refugees were harassed by Sudan Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army while in the Sudan. The SPLA has been fighting the Arab-led Government in Khartoum since 1983 whilke the LRA rebellion led by Joseph Kony has lasted 17 years.
3,000 refugees abandon Sudan