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405 Civilians Killed in LRA Attacks on IDP Camps in Acholi and Lango

Dominic Ongwen Surrendering to UPDF

At least 405 civilians were allegedly killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel’s fighters during attacks on Internally Displaced Persons’ IDP) camps in Acholi and Lango sub regions, according new evidence released by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The attacks were carried out between October 10, 2003 and May 19, 2004.

The first of such assaults on civilians was registered on October 10, 2003, at Pajule IDP camp.

According to ICC, LRA fighters numbering about 100 from Control Altar, Trinkle and Sinia Brigades led by Bosco Bogi, Onyee, Raska Lukwiya and Dominic Ongwen killed four civilians. The rebels also looted beans, maize, groundnuts, cooking oil and a radio set.

The bloodiest attack was on Barlonyo IDP Camp in Barlonyo Village, Agweng Sub County in Lira District.

On February 21, 2004, at around 5pm, LRA fighters numbering 63 massacred 200 civilians. The rebels set 300 huts on fire.

Okot Odhiambo, the Commander of Gilva Brigade is alleged to have led the bloody assault on Barlonyo IDP camp.

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