Gun battle at Chereponi: Assemblyman who distributed weapons arrested

Gun battle at Chereponi: Assemblyman who distributed weapons arrested

- An assemblyman, Blayani John Ujun, has been arrested for distributing firearms at Chereponi

- A vehicle used in an operation to halt violence in the area was however riddled with bullets

- The vehicle belonged to the DCE but he was not part of the operation

Blayani John Ujun, the assemblyman for the Naja electoral area in Chereponi, has been arrested for distributing firearms.

He was picked up by security officials and detained at the Chereponi police station on Friday, May 24, 2019. understands that the official vehicle of the Chereponi District Chief Executive (DCE) was riddled with bullets, but he was not armed.

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Per a report, the vehicle was used in the operation to arrest Ujun, but the DCE was absent at that time.

Information available however suggests that efforts are being made by people in positions of power for the assemblyman to be released.

The minister of defence, Dominic Nitiwul, meanwhile led a top-notch delegation to the area for a crucial ceasefire engagement with the feuding locals.

The delegation includes both national and regional leaders of Anufors and Konkombas, as well as members of the Northern and North East regional security councils.

Clashes between the two tribes over land have intensified for almost a week now with nearly 30 people dead.

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