shop geneva;”>Army spokesperson Col. Felix Kulayigye says Bongomin was on January 8 picked from Lacili village, recipe Lakul Sub County in Pader district.
“We found him in possession of a pistol and several rounds of ammunition. He is going to face the wrath of the law,” Kulayigye revealed.
Bongomin sneaked into Uganda from Nairobi, Kenya during the festive season and has been covertly enrolling former battle-hardened LRA combatants for the rebel People’s Patriotic Front (PPF).
The PPF is mainly based in the Diaspora. The army in 2008 annihilated its bases in Masindi.
The development confirms reports several groups in the Diaspora have been covertly mobilising fighters to wage a fully-fledged war on Museveni’s government.
The arrest of Bongomin is huge success for the army in clamping down on elements involved in subversive activities, Kulayigye says.
The incident comes on the backdrop of a United Nations report which indicated ADF were seriously stockpiling arms in Eastern Congo to overthrow Museveni.
Security at the Uganda-Congo border remains water-tight following the deployment of thousands of Special Forces in December last year.
The army closed in on Bongomin as he visited Robert Lagoroling, who had earlier been detained for rebel recruitment but released after being granted amnesty.
Bongomin served as US marine before retiring in 2003 to join rebel LRA.
He served Joseph Kony for a year (2006-2007) before fleeing the bush following a plan to slaughter him alongside Vincent Otti.
Otti was killed in cold-blood on orders of Kony. Pressed on Bongomin’s whereabouts Kulayigye said that is “not important.”
Sources in the military say he is being detained at the heavily fortified Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) headquarters in Kampala.