UPDF intensifies the hunt for ADF terrorists in DRC – President Museveni says

UPDF intensifies the hunt for ADF terrorists in DRC – President Museveni says

By Evans Najuna

KAMPALA – President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who doubles as the Commander in Chief of all armed forces in Uganda has informed the country that, the hunt for Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) has been intensified. Museveni said this in a Statehouse press on Sunday evening.

According to the President, In the last week, UPDF carried out seven attacks with different air-platforms and one attack by medium range artillery and these attacks were devastating for the terrorists.

He noted that, in desperation, they have been sending small groups of infiltrators like the group of Njovu that killed the tourists.

He further explained that, Njovu was injured and arrested and three of his group were killed.

Revealing that however, about 7 of his group escaped and the security forces are currently hunting them in the Kibaale National Park area.

“That group is led by Kamusu, a Congolese. Their other leader in Congo is Abu Waqas, an Arab from Tanzania. His camp is one of those that were attacked by our forces” reads in a statement.

The President recalled that some of other infiltrators, in collusion with some individuals within the country, tried to plant bombs in Kikuba-mutwe, Kabalagala area and Nabweru 2 cell.

However, due to the vigilance of the Wanainchi and the security forces, the two bombs went off without harming anybody.

But also narrated that they had planted one of the bombs near a Pork ‘joint’, “Bazzukulu, what is a joint? I take it to mean a selling point or centre. In Runyankore, we would say: ‘akarabo k’empunu’. Ekirabo means an Eating House, – Empunu are pigs. It could also mean a bar” Museveni explained.

In addition, the President said, the six air-attacks were at kms 64 and 65 from the border. The one that was attacked by gun-ships was 3kms from the border – “Up-rooting the Lumbugu from Congo is progressing well” he said. He thanked his counterpart H.E Tshisekedi for allowing UPDF to deal with the Lumbugu (couch grass).

Conclusively, the president warned all Ugandans especially in public places like; in churches, markets, mosques, bars and others to be vigilant and look out for strangers. “The hotels and markets should have their own security as we had planned before. Maintain the vigilance until we finish up-rooting the Lumbugu in Congo” Museveni said.

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