Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the commander of the land forces of the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) in a series of tweets said that the joint military forces of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have killed 1,000 ADF terrorists.
‘I, Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Commander Land Forces of UPDF can promise the people of Uganda that we have already killed 1,000 of the terrorists that attacked us in November. But to the people of North Kivu and Ituri, our joint operation is going to terrorize the terrorists,’ says the former commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC).
The joint assault by the UPDF and Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) against ADF has been ongoing for three months now in response to a series of attacks in Kampala blamed on the rebel group.
The ADF is blamed for the mid-November 2021 twin bombings in Uganda’s capital that killed at least three people and injured more than 30.
President Museveni vowed that he would hunt those behind the attacks and bring them to book.
‘The terrorists invited us and we are coming for them,’ the President said in November 2021.
‘ADF made the biggest mistakes in their lives when they attacked our Parliament! We shall not stop killing them until our President Museveni tells us too!!!’ exclaimed Muhoozi.
At the end of November, two weeks after the deadly attacks, the UPDF and FARDC launched a series of joint air and artillery strikes against the rebel group in retaliation. Together the forces captured and overrun several ADF camps, key among them being Kambi ya Yua sitting on over eight acres of land. They also recovered several bomb-making materials amongst other weapons.
The UPDF troops joined by the FARDC also took time to engage in community programs with the local communities offering medical outreach programs and constructing water point facilities for the civilians in DRC.