According to a spokesperson, the Ugandan military has arrested the leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorist group, which crossed from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and attacked villages in Ntoroko District last month.
The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson, Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye, said that with the apprehension of the ADF leader, all militants who had crossed into Uganda from their refuge in Ituri, eastern Congo, to assault villages had been apprehended or murdered.
“Today, the UPDF apprehended the commander of the ADF force that attacked Ntoroko last month. He was apprehended alongside two other militants.
All of the terrorists who carried out the attack are accounted for by this. None have turned around. Brig. Gen. Kulayigye tweeted, “Bravo to brave soldiers.
On December 13, an estimated 40 ADF fighters crossed the Semliki River and attacked villages in the bordering DRC’s Ntoroko District. The UPDF repulsed the attack, killing 17 of the attackers and capturing 15, while the remaining attackers reportedly drowned in the river while attempting to cross back, leaving the remaining fighters at large.
In the crossfire, three innocent bystanders perished.