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Suspected ADF rebels attack Kamwenge

(Last Updated On: 19 December 2023)

Developing story: Col Deo Akiiki, the Deputy Defense Spokesperson has confirmed as “true” an attack by suspected ADF rebels in Kamwenge district. 

In a brief note to Reporters, Col Akiiki said his senior “(Defence Soileperson) will give details at some point”.

Below is a statement by Kibale County MP, Eng. Cuthbert Abigaba Mirembe. 

Good morning friends. This morning, I have received very unfortunate terrifying news that suspected ADF rebels have invaded and carried out criminal activities in Kyabandara parish in Kamwenge district. Over 5 people (the exact number not established yet) have reportedly been killed including a female parish councillor for Kyabandara parish Hon Night.

This confirms the rebels have infiltrated into our area and calls for increased vigilance by all of us. Let’s identify and report any suspects we come across in our respective areas. I salute our security team in the district (RDC, DPC, DISO, UPDF) for responding fast and deploying appropriately. We hope to succeed over the enemy.

It is a challenging situation in and around Kyabandara, I call upon our people to remain firm as security hunts for these bad elements.

My most sincere condolences to the families that have lost their dear ones. May the souls of our friends rest in peace.

At least 10 people have been confirmed dead in the attack on security are now hunting the criminals. 

Meanwhile, Gen Yoweri Museveni (President) has often told Ugandans that ADF is “weak and defeated already”.

However, additionally, the President while issuing updates to the country on security and ADF-UPDF operations in DRC, repeatedly calls for vigilance.



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