Crime & Investigation

ADF Shot Dead 4 Muslim Clerics – Museveni

pharm geneva;”>Museveni clarified that the “ADF terrorists” would sneak into the country to exterminate the clerics before returning to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they have bases.

“I very unhappy with at the continued stay of terrorists in Congo who frequently cross into Uganda and kill innocent people, ” said Museveni.

“We can work with Congo and fight them. They have already crossed into Uganda and killed four Sheikhs. I am not happy with this type of situation.”

Museveni made the remarks while meeting the UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhura district late last week.

Mr. Ladsous led a team of 15 people including the Special Representative for the Secretary General and Chief of The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) Roger Meece and the Special Advisor of security based in New York Gen. Babacar Gaye. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Defence Crispus Kiyonga, that of Foreign Affairs Asuman Kiyiingi and Uganda’s representative to the UN Adoniya Ayebare.

While Museveni did not mention Sheikhs murdered by ADF, some of the top Muslims killed in the previous months include Muslim businessman Abu Baker Kiweewa Mohammad who was shot dead at his Prime Supermarket in Kyanja and Sheikh Abdu Karim Sentamu in the city centre.

In Agust, Hajji Hussein Jjunju of Lwebitakuli in Sembabule district was attacked by armed men and shot several times in the chest and head.

Museveni expressed anger that despite the presence of MONUSCO and DRC forces in Easternm Congo, ADF continue to train, recruit and restock arms in preparation to attack Uganda.

“The UN is there, Kabila is there, the terrorists are there – to have these terrorists near our borders is not right,” said Museveni.

“Let’s clear the borders so that our people can do trade. These terrorists are interfering with our trade,” Museveni urged his guests.

Rebel leader Jamil Mukulu of the ADF is believed to be in DR Congo and is said to be responsible for masterminding the deaths of various Muslim leaders in the country.


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