Police arrests 11 over tribal clashes in Abim


Police in Abim District has arrested 11 youth suspected to be behind tribal clashes between residents of Teso and Abim who are living in the disputed chunk of land at the border point between Abim and Amuria district.


David Epedu, the  Abim DPC said the suspects were rounded up in a police operation this week when they were reportedly about to cause chaos again.


According to Mr Epedu, two people were killed and many others injured in May this year when the fighting broke out between the two communities.


He said that during the last month security meeting held at Aolio village between leaders of Teso and Karamoja, it was agreed the two tribes should continue living harmoniously as the issues surrounding the land wrangle is resolved amicably.



He noted that the arrests followed last week’s incident in which the suspects had crossed and attempted to cause chaos the Teso community.


“As police, we couldn’t tolerate this hooliganism again. The law shall take its course and upon screening, they will be produced in court,” Mr Epedu said.


The chairperson LC5 Abim District, Mr Jimmy Ochero also admitted that those apprehended were found to have gone and harassed the people living at the contentious land being occupied by over 800 people spread across the villages of Aolio, Alungar, Akuoro, Aputon and Nyarikidi.

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