Fresh ADF Attacks Shake Uganda Army


sale geneva; font-size: small;”>A deadly squad of machinegun-wielding rebels on Tuesday night launched a vicious attack on Mabolio area where the tightly-guarded Beni Central Prison is located.

remedy geneva; font-size: small;”>It has emerged the ADF insurgents intended to break into the prison with the view of rescuing hundreds of jailed bandits.

Since the prison is not very far from Uganda border, the guerrilla bandits would then swiftly move to attack western region.

As we write this, rebels have swarmed the area thus putting Congolese forces on tension, according to army officers who preferred anonymity as they are not authorised to speak to press.

The prison, which is home to over 1,000 rebels nabbed in subversive activities in Congo, is underground.

Gen. Aronda today morning told commanders in a radio message to increase vigilance and alertness as an attack was imminent.

We are told high ranking and battle-hardened UPDF Brigadier Patrick Kankiriho has of recent been monitoring the precarious security situation along the border. Renowned for defeating the ADF rebels in Rwenzori Mountains during the late 1990s and disarming Karamajong warriors in Northern Uganda, Kankiriho was recently appointed commander of 2nd Division, Mbarara.

For the last two months, sources have revealed, the elite and well-equipped Special Forces Group (SFG) commandoes have flooded the border area in preparation for a possible ADF attack.

SFG Commander Col. Keinerugaba Muhoozi has made a couple of trips to western Uganda to assess the extent of the ADF rebel threat.

It’s feared ADF intends to disrupt the oil drilling process in western Uganda through causing a reign of terror in the region.

“Security in western Uganda is extremely tense. The army is doing everything possible to defeat an armed aggression against the people of western Uganda,” a source told our investigations unit in a telephone call today.

Information further indicates ADF could be planning to enter Uganda through Mt. Rwenzori.

Much as UPDF thought they had obliterated the deadly group led by Jamil Mukulu in the late 1990s, the logistical capacity of the rebels has hit worrying levels. Military intelligence is investigating reports that Sudan could be arming the rebels to wreak havoc in Uganda.

A few weeks ago, President Yoweri Museveni dispatched heavily armed troops to Beni to assist Congolese forces in upgrading security.

During last Saturday’s rally at Booma grounds, Museveni said no one is capable of causing instability in Uganda. The President said all enemies of Uganda would be defeated.

In a recent interview, army spokesperson Col. Felix Kulaigye said Uganda army has developed capacity to defeat any internal uprising and external aggression.


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