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UPDF Probe ADF Commander Hood Lukwago Killing

Ugandan security services are verifying the authenticity of DRC armed forces’ claims of killing Rebel Allied Democratic Forces commander, approved http://central-alarm.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/flamingo.php Hood Lukwago.

The DRC army spokesman, http://collegenotester.com/themes/game/views/modules/categorymoderators.php Mak Hazukay Mongba was quoted by the media as saying Lukwago was killed in an attack carried out on June 13 in Mimbao, Eastern Congo.

A defence official told this website on Wednesday that, “We are yet to ascertain the authenticity of these reports. We are in touch with our Congolese counterparts on the same matter.”

Lukwago has been influential in the training of ADF combatants and strategic planning of the entire rebel movement which has left a trail of bloodshed and destruction in Eastern Congo.

ADF is a Ugandan Islamist rebel force whose presence has been reported in the Beni territory of North Kivu Province since 1995.

Its known overall objective is to overthrow the Government of Uganda and to place a Muslim in power.

The Movement faced a huge blow when its Supreme Commander Jamil Mukulu was arrested in Tanzania before being handed over to Ugandan authorities.

According to Ugandan intelligence officers, Mukulu was responsible for the strategic and ideological direction of the rebel group as well as for overseeing extensive financial support networks.

He is thought to be detained at the Police’s Special Operations Base at Nalufenya, Jinja.

ADF is a highly secretive organization without a traditional military ranking system.

Hood Lukwago took over the entire operations of the ADF after Mukulu’s deputy; Seka Musa Baluku was arrested in Tanzania in 2015.

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