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Police Arrest 28 Over Murder Of 8 Refugees In Rhino Camp

By Our Reporter

The Police have arrested 28 suspects for murdering eight refugees in Rhino Refugee camp in Madi Okollo District, on Friday.

According ASP Josephine Angucia,  the Police Public Relations Officer West Nile, It’s alleged that on the 11/09/2020 at about 5: 30Pm, one Ajute Rahman Yassin was looking after cattle near the resettlement camp and that he was assaulted by refugee youths.

Ajute Yassin ran to his uncle a one Olega who is the LC II chairperson of Kwili Parish, Odraku village, Rigbwo sub-county.

He rushed Ajute to Olujbo Health Center III for treatment and in that process one of the ladies from Olega’s family ran to the trading centre informing boda-boda riders that Ajute had been killed by refugees.

The angry mob organised, went and attacked the refugee settlement camp, killing six people 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.

The bodies were later delivered to Arua Mortuary for postmortem.

The scene has since  been preserved for further analysis.

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.

Meanwhile, one more body of a refugee by the names Abraham Angeth Michael, male adult, 23 years was recovered very far in the bush by the joint forces of police and UPDF soldiers.

In the same vein, a one Amat Garang 15 years, Male juvenile who was injured and admitted to Olujobo Health centre, Madi okollo district died today.

This therefore makes the figure to increase from 6 to 8 deaths and all the bodies were taken to Arua Regional referral hospital mortuary for postmortem.

On Sunday afternoon the 28 suspects were transferred to West Nile regional police Headquarters, Arua to assist police with investigations.

The joint forces of Police and UPDF are still combing the bushes to see if more bodies or injured people can be recovered.

The injured and surviving are Wol Nyal male adult 20 years, Macheet Deo male Juvenile 15 years, Arek Maweng female juvenile  15 years.

Angucia revealed that Investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

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