President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has revealed that a notorious terrorist in the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a terror group, was killed by the recent air strikes executed by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF).
On September 16, 2023, UPDF’s Airforce attacked four ADF terrorist targets in the Democratic Republic of Congo, between 100km and 150 150 kms from the Ugandan border in Ntoroko.
According to Museveni, the Commander-in-Chief of Uganda’s armed forces, the targets had been located by assets from the Special Duties Regiments (SDR) that have good reconnaissance assets.
“According to subsequent intelligence, it seems that alot of terrorists were killed, including the notorious Meddie Nkalubo, who has been the author of the bombs in Kampala – e.g. those near the Police Station in Kampala, that one near Parliament and the ones that were discovered recently near Kayanja’s Church and in the Bunamwaya area,” the president said in a statement.
He added, “these uninformed people have been playing with deadly fire for a long time. They will now discover that killing Ugandans is not a good hobby. In this part of the World, there is nowhere we cannot get them, if we coordinate with the Governments of the sister countries.”
He further stated, “you remember the recent killing of the Nyabugaando children by cutting them with pangas, the Sheikhs, Major Kiggundu, Gen Katumba’s daughter, Joan Kagezi, etc. All those involved will perish unless they surrender.”
He saluted the President of DR Congo, Felix Tshisekedi for allowing the UPDF to work with the DR Congo Army “to liberate this part of Congo from these mindless criminals and also punish them for killing Ugandans using infiltrators.”
The DR Congo recently extended the mandate of the UPDF/FARDC joint of operation (Operation Shujaa) to new areas in DR Congo.
Under the new arrangement, the operation will cover the territory of Mambasa in Ituri province where the ADF fighters have run to.
The operation will also see the ADF followed to the western part of the Luna-Komanda road, particularly in the chiefdoms of Babila Bakwanza and Babila Babombi, in Mambasa territory.
Nkalubo is a Ugandan who has been hiding in DR Congo from where he bases to conduct terror acts in the country and makes an attempt on Uganda. He is accused of having commanded the blasts that rocked Kampala in 2021 targeting the Central Police Station and Parliamentary Avenue.
Nkalubo is described by several global jurisdictions as a senior ADF commander who has held various responsibilities and therefore was directly involved in planning, directing and committing attacks towards civilians both in Uganda and DR Congo.