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13 abducted over Amuru land dispute

By Vision Reporter

Added 25th January 2010 03:00 AM

THE Police and other security organs in Amuru district will this week deploy in the disputed areas of Lakang and Apar return villages, where 13 people were on Thursday night abducted over a land dispute.

THE Police and other security organs in Amuru district will this week deploy in the disputed areas of Lakang and Apar return villages, where 13 people were on Thursday night abducted over a land dispute.

By Chris Ocowun

THE Police and other security organs in Amuru district will this week deploy in the disputed areas of Lakang and Apar return villages, where 13 people were on Thursday night abducted over a land dispute.

The security organs also closed Lakang and Apar camps, where people have been re-grouping to attack each other.

The resident district commissioner, Edwin Yakobo Komakech, disclosed this to journalists on Friday after a meeting with the regional Police officials in Gulu.

Komakeck added that the decision to deploy followed requests by the Amuru district Police commander for more security officers in Lakang and Apar villages, which are located in Adjumani district.

“The people called and briefed me about the abduction of 13 people associated with the land disputes. A total of 10 of the abductees have returned but three are still missing,” Komakech said.
He warned that whoever was behind the abductions would be arrested and charged.

It is alleged that some people from Pabbo sub-county, together with the local leaders, abducted 13 people from Lamogi over the disputed Lakang-Apar land. But the LC3 chairman of Pabbo sub-county, Christopher Ojera, said no one was abducted.

The people of Pabbo and Lamogi have for long had a dispute over Lakang and Apar land, which the leaders say belongs to Adjumani district.

Meanwhile, the Police arrested more than 10 people who were armed with pangas and spears and charged them with aggravated robbery.

“The disputed land is in Adjumani district. This does not stop the people of Amuru district from settling there and obeying the law of Adjumani,” Komakeck said.

13 abducted over Amuru land dispute

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