Dozens of survivors of the May 19, 2004 LRA rebels’ attacks on Lukodi IDP camp in Lukodi Village, Bungatira Sub County in Gulu district are still struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The lack of psychosocial support to the massacre survivors has made the situation even worse.
Wilfred Lalobo, the Chairperson Lukodi LRA Massacre Survivors and Victims’ Association (LS&VA) said some individuals who survived the killings perpetrated by LRA fighters were yet to come to terms with what happened to them close to two decades ago.
He noted that due to lack of counselling services, the survivors are still in mystery.
He also said the fate of those missing after being abducted by the rebels has thrown their relatives in deep thoughts.
Mental health experts have linked the rising cases of suicide and domestic violence in Acholi sub, the epicenter of the LRA led violence to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.
Santo Latigo, one of the survivors said he feels the world has abandoned them and left to heal on their own.
Caption: Survivors of the May 19, 2004 LRA rebels’ attacks on Lukodi IDP camp in Lukodi Village, Bungatira Sub County in Gulu district stare at monument