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    Elephant Kills One, Leaves Another Critically Injured in Abim

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    Tragedy unfolded in Abim District last night when an elephant launched a brutal assault, resulting in the death of one individual and leaving another in critical condition.

    At approximately 10pm on May 12, Denis Ongok, aged 23, and Godfrey Okello were traveling on a motorcycle from Abim Town Council to Alerek Town Council when the incident occurred.

    Ongok tragically succumbed to his injuries, while Okello remains in critical condition and is currently receiving treatment at Abim Hospital.

    This incident marks the latest in a series of wildlife-related tragedies in Abim, leaving residents both frustrated and fearful.

    In January 2024, Amunyo Longoli narrowly escaped death after being viciously attacked by a buffalo, resulting in severe injuries.

    Despite numerous reports submitted to Kidepo National Park, no concrete action has been taken to address the escalating issue, laments Alerek Subcounty chairman, Emmanuel Owona.

    Residents are calling upon the government to intervene urgently, as these attacks not only claim human lives but also wreak havoc on crops, rendering it impossible for locals to tend to their gardens during this crucial planting season.

    The recent elephant assault follows closely on the heels of another tragic incident in Loyoro Subcounty, Kaabong District, just a week prior, where Walter Ngiro lost his life.

    The community is united in demanding swift action from the Uganda Wildlife Authority to avert further tragedies.

    “We’ve endured enough loss of life and livelihoods. It’s high time the authorities shoulder their responsibility and safeguard us against these marauding wild animals,” asserts Paul Lokubal, a concerned resident of Kaabong.

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