At least five suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels have been put out of action, and four sub-machine gun rifles with several rounds of ammunition recovered in areas of Katanga in Ituri province.
According to Colonel Deo Akiiki the Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs, other devices recovered include improvised explosive devices and communication equipment.
“UPDF puts up a deadly ambush against ADF in Eastern DRC in the general areas of Katanga putting out of action 05 ADF fighters, recovering 04 SMGs, several rounds of ammunitions, improvised explosive devices and communication equipments in the areas of Ndima, Ituri province,” he said.
He also congratulated Major General Dick Olum the overall commander of operation Shujja and other commanders of the five battalions for the commendable work done.
This has followed the recent killing of a top ADF commander identified as Mulalo Segujja alias Fezza who was taken out of action during a joint operation conducted by Ugandan and Congolese forces in North Kivu between February 27-28 2023.
Maj Gen Olum also oversaw the December 2022 operation that left 17 suspected ADF rebels killed and 13 others captured when they raided villages in Ntoroko District in western Uganda.
In November 2021, Uganda and DR Congo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a joint military operation named Operation Shujaa against the ADF in the eastern part of the country following escalated attacks in both countries.
Through this militant operation, the joint forces of Uganda and DR Congo have hunted for ADF rebels which has made them lose appetite for terrorism and some surrendering to the mighty UPDF and FARDC joint forces.