Stray Buffalo Injures Six in Kitgum

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Innocent Kidega Nono, a resident of Orom Trading Center identifies four of the injured as Evaline Amono, her nine months old baby, Charles Opira, a timber dealer and Sylvia Aboto, a resident of Lolwar Parish among others.

Six people in Kitgum are nursing injuries after they were attacked by a stray buffalo from Kidepo Valley national park in Kaabong district.
 
The six were attacked as they went about their various activities in Agoro Min Village in Orom Sub County on Monday. Two other bulls were intercepted on Thursday trailing a stray calf.
 
 
Innocent Kidega Nono, a resident of Orom Trading Center identifies four of the injured as Evaline Amono, her nine months old baby, Charles Opira, a timber dealer and Sylvia Aboto, a resident of Lolwar Parish among others.


 
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According to Kidega, the six were attacked by a stray calf that had fled two mating bulls from Kidepo National Park. He says two of the injured were referred to St. Joseph Hospital in Kitgum town from Orom Health center III.

Quirino Olum, the Orom Sub county chairperson, says the problem calf was killed by a combined force of Anti Stock theft Unit and regular Uganda Police Personnel.
 
 
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Walter Odokorwot, the Kidepo National Park Community Conservation Warden, says the park will cater for the treatment of the injured.

 

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Peter Labeja
Peter Labeja has been a practicing journalist for the last 13 years during which he has covered part of the brutal conflict which bedeviled Northern Uganda as well as the painful transition to Peace thereafter. Emerging post conflict issues such as land rights of under privileged widows and orphans, challenges of access to social services in the immediate aftermath of Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in Northern Uganda.

Labeja is now the Northern Uganda Bureau chief in Acholi Sub Region since 2014 - Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro districts as well as South Sudan falls within his areas of jurisdiction. He previously worked with The Vision Group for four years.

Labeja’s major career interests are in Climate Change; Agriculture and Environment - natural resources such as Water, Oil and Gas; Transitional Justice; Human Rights, Democracy and Governance as well as South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis. In 2013, Labeja was awarded a prestigious Pan African Journalism Award for excellence in journalism at United Nation’s UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya for Climate Change and Health Reporting.