President Museveni has said since November 30, 2021, Uganda and DR Congo forces have crushed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
He said the ADF cannot operate in large groups anymore in the three sectors of: Sector 2 – Ituri, Sector 1 and 2 – North Kivu.
According to him, the ADF survivors have either gone into hiding or have fled beyond the limit of exploitation.
“However, in small groups, I am told, the ADF is still sneaking back into sector – Mambasa territory and killing some unguarded villagers,” he said Tuesday while delivering the State of the Nation Address at Kololo ceremonial grounds.
“There are easy solutions to such a problem that we used to deal with those small groups attacking the soft targets of unguarded wanainchi. We are discussing all this with the Government of Congo,“ Museveni said.
He described ADF and Lord’s Resistance Army of Joseph Kony as terrorists.
“Kony and ADF unlike Lakwena were, on the other hand, fighting both an unjust war but also a terrorist one,” Museveni said.
He explained that this is because they were targeting non-combatants, killing prisoners of war etc (the Atiak massacre, the Barlonyo massacre, the Kichwamba burning of 8 students in the dormitory, the Kiburara Seminary massacre, the abductions of young people to force them to fight for them, the abduction of sex slaves etc.).