South Sudanese refugees in Pagirinya refugee settlement Adjumani district, northern Uganda have stoned a local preacher to death for allegedly preaching that peace will never return to South Sudan, according to authorities in Adjumani.
Cdr Maundo Jackson, the Adjumani district police commander told Journalists on Tuesday that the incident in which Pastor Margaret Bunia of Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG), was lynched by the mob was a shock to everyone.
According to Miraya FM, Juba, South Sudan, Police in the camp could not rescue the 45-year-old from the violent group, they were outnumbered by the attackers plus stones were thrown at them, which forced them to retreat from the scene leaving the woman to suffer a gruesome death.
Mr Constant Adrari, the Chairperson Moyo District Disability Persons Union (MODDIPU) told the Daily Monitor the deceased has been one of the active councillors in the district and worked for at least two terms.
Ms. Masia Lilian, the female DLC representing Laropi and Dufile Sub Counties in Moyo district Council, condemned the mob act and appealed that the suspects be brought to book. The Assistant Superintendent of Police for Adjumani Central Police Station
Mr. Naumbe Jackson confirmed the incident to the Whisper Eye and said no arrests have been made yet but investigations in the matter are ongoing.
Notably, it is not the first time that the Adjumani refugees have been making such headlines.
Recently, some refugees were accused of beating up health-workers in the area whom were just doing their duties. The recent report alleged that people tested positive to HIV were generally violent towards health-workers.