Tragedy As ‘Revengers’ Torch 33 Homes In Nwoya District
The merciless revenge attack that happened in Koch, Goma in Nwoya district left at least 33 households burnt to ashes.
The revenge was carried out by the Aceng clan on Punok and Amaar clans whom they accused of killing five of their members in a house fire that erupted on January 05, 2017.
According to the Nwoya District Police Commander, Daniel Okello, the violence was triggered by the release on bail of David Livingstone Lakony, proprietor of Hotel Davitine in Gulu Town and prime suspect in the arson attack.
Police has so far managed to arrest the Acheng clan head, Justin Olwedo, Martin Olwedo, Ben Okello, Ojok Pa Achiro and Ocitti Pa Obel in connection to the recent attack.
No injury has been recorded as residents say the owners of affected huts had learnt about the attack before and fled their homes before the attackers descended on their villages.
The displaced persons have now sought refuge from their relatives and friends living outside Koch Goma Sub County as clan leaders hold mediation meetings to resolve the impasse.