Former LRA abductee struggles to trace his origin 12 years later.

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He believes that going by his surname, he could be from the Madi tribe found in West Nile region. However, his effort to locate his family or relatives in the region has been fruitless.

           
A formerly abducted child has failed to trace his family 12 years after he escaped from the Lord's Resistance Army rebel camp.

Jimmy Iga, returned from captivity in 2003. He underwent rehabilitation at Rachelle Rehabilitation Centre in Lira but has since failed to trace his parents.

Iga, aged 26 says he has over the years failed to trace his origin or any of his relatives.

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He says during captivity, he lived with the family of rebel leader Joseph by Kony.
 
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He believes that going by his surname, he could be from the Madi tribe found in West Nile region. However, his effort to locate his family or relatives in the region has been fruitless.
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Iga was abducted at the age of seven and underwent a military training to become a fighter within the LRA rebel outfit.

Captain Telesphor Turyamumanya, 5th Division Army spokesperson says Iga should be supported by other humanitarian agencies.
 

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.