One killed, 30 huts Burnt In Fresh Amuru-Adjumani Clash

Aswa region police spokesman Jimmy Patrick Okema

One person was killed and 30 huts set ablaze in fresh clashes over land between residents of Adjumani and Amuru district over a land dispute, the police has said.

Speaking at a press briefing at the Northern Uganda Media Club on Monday, the Aswa regional police spokesman Patrick Jimmy Okema said the incident happened on Saturday.

Juka village is claimed by both Amuru and Adjumani districts.

The deceased has been as named as Joseph Onek, 35, a resident of Apaa village in Pabbo sub county Amuru district. Police says he died from an arrow shot on the rib  while on what it is said to be the Adjumani side of Juka village. The deceased had, according to  the police, gone to clear a piece of a land claimed by residents of Adjumani district.

Relatives of the deceased from Amuru ganged up and attacked residents of Zoka on the Adjumani side, setting ablaze 30 huts. No suspects have been arrested in both the murder and arson case.