4 hacked to death as huts razed in Apaa attack - Whisper Eye

4 hacked to death as huts razed in Apaa attack

Four people have sustained severe injuries after being hacked by unknown men in another revenge attack over the disputed Apaa land bordering Amuru and Adjumani districts.

The attackers also reportedly looted household properties and foodstuffs before setting ablaze 13 grass-thatched huts.

The injured from the Madi community were reportedly attacked on Wednesday morning by men wielding machete, spears, bows and arrows and suspected to be from the Acholi community. The incident happened at about 8am near Ngoro River in Zoka Centre, Mgbai Village, in Itirikwa Sub-county.

Local leaders identified the injured as Peter Iranya, 53, Michael Mawadri, 34, Tobias Amadruaku, 75, and Fred Edema Longonda, 41. 
Both Mawadri and Amadruaku were left with broken legs and speared in the back in the attack while Iranya was left with cuts on the head and Longonda sustained mild injuries.

The injured were rushed to Adjumani Hospital where they are receiving treatment.
The revenge attack comes just a day after the army deployed an additional 600 troops to keep peace in the disputed 40-square kilometres fertile piece of land. 

The deployment followed a recent attack on the Acholi community in Goro B and Juka A villages by men suspected to be from the Madi community, only two weeks ago. 

At least five people were left with severe injuries in the attack and more than 40 huts burnt down and more than 2,100 people displaced with some 400 opting to settle in an internally displaced peoples camp at Juka centre.

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