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PM Rugunda Visits Apaa Land Clash Victims

Uganda’s prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has this afternoon visited Apaa land clash victims who are currently hospitalized at St Mary’s hospital Lacoo, in Gulu district.

On Wednesday, an attack believed to be masterminded by the Madi ethnic group resulted into deaths, injuries and displacement of the Acholi ethnic group that occupied Apaa parish in the renewed clash over Apaa land. Local leaders estimate that up to 7,000 people were displaced by the renewed violence.Six people have so far been confirmed dead, 32 injured an estimated 130 huts burnt, as a result of the Apaa Land clash.

Rugunda is scheduled to meet Amuru local leaders,  and also visit the disputed  land in Apaa trading center.

In 2002, Apaa Parish, Pabbo Sub County, in Amuru district was forcefully demarcated as part of Adjumani amidst protests from Amuru residents igniting contention.
The area covers 20 square kilometers of land located in a contested wildlife reserve gazetted in 2002.

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