In an interview with a local television station on Sunday the Kilak North Member of Parliament, Gilbert Olanya accused the national army for taking sides in the conflict between Acholi and Madi tribal communities.
The UPDF Spokesman, Brig. Richard Karemire swiftly released a statement distancing the force from the accusations that he described as an absolute lie.
“The UPDF is denouncing allegations made this evening by Hon Gilbert Oulanyah from Kilak County that it has participated in the unfortunate inter community clashes in Apaa area,” said Karemire.
“This is an absolute lie that should be treated with the contempt it deserves,” Brig. Karemire emphasized.
The army spokesperson added that the army is instead working with other security agencies in addressing the problem.
“On the contrary, UPDF is working jointly with other sister security forces led by the Police to arrest perpetrators and restore normalcy,” he added.
Suspected Madi attackers on Wednesday stormed the contested Apaa village with crude weapons.