In a joint military operation against ADF liked terrorist movement in DRC, Uganda People’s Defense Forces -UPDF and Congolese Forces have managed to capture 34 ADF suspects.
This has been revealed by the UPDF spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso, through a tweet release.
According to her,the UPDF has been at Mukakati Forward Operating Base for a week, carrying out other military activities that enhance combat readiness against ADF terrorists.
“The two forces bring to the attention of the opinion that the preliminary results of the airstrikes and artillery of November 30, 2021 show 32 Congolese hostages released, 34 ADF terrorists captured and four enemy camps destroyed,” tweet statement reads.
Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso further said both armies are currently engaged in road construction and rehabilitation works to facilitate and secure the movement of soldiers and the displaced civilian population, particularly on the Mbau-Kamango and Nobili axes, Kamango-Semliki-Beni areas previously known as death triangle.
Meanwhile, United Nations official has warned Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) troops deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) to flush out Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), to steer clear of past mistakes.
At an event yesterday in Kampala to commemorate the International Human Rights Defenders Day, Mr Robert Kotchani, the country representative of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said that in consultation with the government of DR Congo, Uganda sent troops to fight some rebel groups but their advice to the army is that they should conduct themselves professionally as they are doing their work there.
“I will have to remind you that Uganda has been found in breaking human rights by its soldiers deployed abroad and these mistakes should not repeat.” He said.
It should be noted that 1996-2003 invasion by Uganda of DR Congo to topple President Mobutu Sese Seko before its troops got entangled in bilateral fights with Rwanda and later other regional armies.
Kinshasa sued and the UN court, formally called International Court of Justice, fined Uganda $10b (Shs3.6 trillion) for plunder of DR Congo’s natural resources and grotesque rights violations though the money has not yet been paid as the Ugandan government is still in negotiations with that of DR Congo over the fine.