ADF Rebels Infiltrate Uganda, Security Forces urges public to be vigilant

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Uganda is currently on high alert as the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) announced that a group of rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have infiltrated the country. The security forces have warned the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities.

Speaking at a press briefing held at the Uganda Media Centre, UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Col Deo Akiki revealed that the Joint Intelligence Forces had confirmed the entry of suspected ADF rebels into Uganda. The group was reported to have crossed the border two days prior to the announcement.

“The group is suspected to be working under the command of Tanzanian-born ADF bomb expert commander Ahamed Muhamood Hasssan, also known as Abu Waqas,” Col Akiki further stated.

However, the exact point of entry for the rebels was not disclosed.

In urging citizens to be alert, security agencies emphasized the importance of collective efforts in combating this threat. The situation is being closely monitored, and the security forces are taking all necessary measures to neutralize the potential danger posed by the infiltrators.

The suspects mentioned in the briefing are identified as Muhammed Issa, Amigo Kibirige (aka Simba), Muhamad Lumisa, and Nasser Hamid Diiru. It is believed that Abu Waqas sent one of these individuals on the current mission. Investigations are underway to determine their whereabouts and to apprehend them swiftly.

This recent infiltration follows a series of attacks by ADF terrorists in October 2023. At that time, ten ADF elements, under the command of Kamusi and Njovu, infiltrated Uganda through Kasese district.

Tragically, tourists were killed, Lhubiriha Secondary School was attacked resulting in the loss of innocent students’ lives, and a lorry carrying traders and their merchandise was burnt. The rebels then crossed into Kamwenge district, where they continued to target civilians. Since those attacks, significant efforts have been made to dismantle the ADF presence in Uganda, resulting in the death of Kamusi and the capture of Njovu, who is currently awaiting trial.

The UPDF, along with other security agencies, have been working relentlessly to protect the country from such threats. The infiltration serves as a reminder of the importance of enhanced security measures and citizen participation in reporting suspicious activities.

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