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13 arrested for killing 6 refugees

NEWS- The Police in Madi Okollo have arrested 13 suspects for murdering six people yesterday in a Refugee camp.

It’s alleged that on the 11/09/2020 at about 1730 hours, one Ajute Rahman Yassin was looking after cattle near the resettlement camp and that he was assaulted by refugee youths.

According to SP Josephine Angucia the PRO WestNile Region Ajute Yassin thereafter ran to his uncle a one Olega who is the LC II chairperson of Kwili Parish, Odraku village, Rigbwo Sub County.

The uncle then rushed him to Olujbo Health center III for treatment in that process one of the ladys from Olega’s family ran to the trading centre informing boda boda riders that Ajute had been killed by refugees, hence the angry mob organised, went and attacked the refugee settlement camp, killing six and injuring four others.

“The incident happened at Tika 1, block ‘D’ Rhino Camp Refugees Settlement, Rigbwo sub county in Madi Okollo district. The scene was visited by Regional Police Commander and a team of detectives” SP Angucia noted.

The bodies were delivered to Arua Mortuary for post mortem. The scene has been preserved for further analysis.

She added “We have made a combine deployment of police supported by UPDF in the area”.

The man hunt for other suspects is ongoing as investigations continue.


Micah Kamusiime
Micah Kamusiime
Micah Kamusiime is a journalist and has been practicing since 2016. He has since covered a number of issues including the Rukungiri Woman MP By elections while at 91.8 Boona FM and tried to fight for the rights of needy Ugandans during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Here were are to offer you the best, trusted and well researched news stories for human consumption and informative articles. Contact: +256774229136 | +256704900394


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