On January 3, 2023, Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) captured the commander of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group that attacked Ntoroko last month.
“He was captured with two other combatants,” said Defence Spokesperson, Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye. The army has not yet revealed the name of the said commander.
“This accounts for all the terrorists that launched the attack. None has gone back. Bravo to gallant combatants,” he added.
Security led by Ntoroko Resident District Commissioner, Rtd Maj Edward Jones Mugabirwe, also recovered two more guns from the suspects.
Mugabirwe is quoted by Daily Monitor saying the three ADF rebels were arrested Tuesday in areas of Kibuuku where they have been hiding.
So far, of the three 53 ADF rebels who attacked Bweramule Sub-county, 25 have been arrested, 26 killed while two others are said to have crossed back to DR Congo.
“They can run but they can no longer hide. Wonderful job our gallant Operation Shujaa forces. Hongera Sana, Ushindi ni Wetu,” tweeted Brig Gen Kulayigye.
According to reports, the ADF attack on Ntoroko district displaced about 8,000 people in the villages of Kayaja, Kyobe and Karugaju. Many have been living in Kisenge, Karugutu, Kibuuku, and Rwamabale trading centres.