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ADJUMANI - 9 Aug 2018

Local pastor stoned to death in a settlement camp in Uganda

Police authorities in Uganda’s Adjumani district have said a group of South Sudanese refugees at Pagirinya Refugee Settlement on Wednesday lynched a local preacher, allegedly for preaching that peace would never come to South Sudan.

Adjumani District Police Commander Maundo Jackson told the press that the incident which happened yesterday afternoon was unfortunate.  

Jackson said although police officers rushed to the scene to rescue the woman, they were outnumbered by the refugees who started hurling stones at the police forcing them to retreat. He said the woman died at the scene of the attack.

The police boss also noted that investigations have been launched into the incident but no arrests have been made so far.