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Akot Community demands end to Lakes road killing

Executive members of Akot community in Uganda pose for group photo after press conference (Photo by Martin Manyiel Wugol)

By Martin Manyiel Wugol 

The Akot community in Uganda has condemned the resurfacing of killing along Eastern and Western Lakes states and for called for immediate investigation of the latest attack.

Last week, five people were killed within Eastern Lakes state including two university students by unknown gunmen.

Thon Majok Gol, Chairperson Akot community said new statistic shows that about forty five people had been killed along Akot, Palouch and Aluakluak roads by suspected Eastern Lakes state armed youth.

Mr. Gol urged border governments of Western and Eastern Lakes states to handle the security situation in the area before it gets out of hand, “Enough is enough many innocent souls have been lost and properties looted by armed youth. We demand urgent solution to avert this barbaric killing,” he said.

The Akot community appealed for a fresh disarmament in the three states of former Lakes State; Gok State, Western Lakes state and Eastern Lakes state for peace to prevail in the region.

Mary Marial Adut, said the ongoing road killing in greater Lakes state was heartbreaking as there was no need for continued loss of lives while citizens were in peace.

Gordon Mayom Makueng, a member of Akot community said both Western and Eastern Lakes state governments must ensure safety for all citizens in the region.

He called for serious disarmament of the entire civil population in the greater Lakes state. “The government should establish special tribunal and start serious investigation for all culprits who had been involved in the road killing,” he said.

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