Four people have been confirmed dead and several injured after suspected UPDF soldiers and plain clothes personnel attacked Obira South Village, Obira Parish in Nwoya District over a land dispute involving a high-ranking UPDF commander.
According to Pakwach District Chairperson Omito Robert Steen who visited the scene of the battle, the four hail from Nebbi and Pakwach Districts.
He identified the deceased as Tabu Innocent aged 21 from Pacer Village Panyango Sub-County, Onenarach Socrates 29 from Boro Central Panyimur Sub-County in Pakwach District and Ocakacon Hudson 26 of Akado Village in Pulum Parish Acana Sub-County and Jawiambe Edmond of Mbaro Akanga in Atego Sub-County all in Nebbi District.
He says their efforts to comb near-by bushes to search for more bodies hit a snag after the soldiers barred them from conducting further searches. He went on to call on authorities to comb the bushes that he suspects might be littered with more dead bodies.
Omito also condemned the act and called on the government to expressly intervene in the matter before it gets out of hand.