June 18, 2024

Abok massacre survivors ask government for support

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By Chris Woo (editor@vol.co.ug)

Oyam

Hundreds of survivors of Abok Massacre in Oyam District have asked government to offer them support as many of the survivors are suffering and unable to do anything for their livelihood.

The survivors say, the 8th June 2004 attack have left many psychologically unwell, while others have were left permanently disable.

This comes at a time when Abok subcounty in collaboration with Oyam District are organizing for the 5th Memorial prayer for the victims slated for 8th of June 2024 in memory of those who were killed or injured in Internally Displaced People’s Camps by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels.

Officials from the Ministry of Tourism are also expected in Abok Sub County, for the memorial prayer for victims of Abok massacre.

Abok Sub County Chairman, Philips Ogile Jakayo said through Oyam North MP, Dr Eunice Otuko, they got communication that officials from ministry of tourism will attend the memorial prayer and also find means to include Abok massacre site among places to be developed as a memorial site.

Rev Jackson Nyanga Otim, the arch deacon of Abok Parish who is chairperson organizing committee for the prayer called for support from the government for people affected by the Abok massacre, especially orphans, widows and widowers.

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