Kampala, (UG): President Yoweri Museveni Sunday announced that the leader of the suspected ADF terrorists who killed two foreign tourists and their driver in Queen Elizabeth National Park last month has been arrested, with three other rebels put out of action.
The President in a lengthy statement posted via his official account on X (formerly Twitter) said during the security operation, 3 more terrorists, a part of a 10-man group behind the June attack on Kasese school were killed in the process.
“The Njovu group was attacked by the UPDF marine boat on Lake Edward. They did not fully utilize their success after attacking the boat of terrorists. Otherwise, all the terrorists would have been captured,” Museveni said.
In total, the president further explained that six suspected ADF fighters were killed during the intense UPDF operation carried out on Lake Edward following last month’s grievous attack on the tourists.
He however noted some gaps in the operation that saw seven other group members escaped when the UPDF delayed checking the crippled boat.
“They delayed in checking the crippled boat until morning, when the 7 had escaped. It was their first time to fight on water. They are perfecting their combat drills,” Mr Museveni noted, before hailing the marines and CMI for the good job during this operation.
Below is President Museveni’s Letter to Ugandans
Fellow Ugandans and, especially, the Bazzukulu.Greetings.
This is to inform you that one of the killers of the tourists and their Ugandan driver, by the name of Njovu, has been arrested while injured. 3 other terrorists have been killed from that group of 10 People who killed the Lhubiriha children, burnt the truck of onions and tried to attack the parked trucks on the Congo- Kasindi side.
The remaining seven are still on the run, but we shall get them. Njovu was their commander. The Njovu group was attacked by the UPDF marine boat on Lake Edward. They did not fully utilize their success after attacking the boat of terrorists. Otherwise, all the terrorists would have been captured.
They delayed checking the crippled boat until morning when the 7 had escaped. It was their first time to fight on water. They are perfecting their combat drills.I congratulate the Marines and the CMI for a good job, some gaps in the Marines’ performance, notwithstanding.Further, good success. The suspects in the killing of Joan Kagezi have, finally, been arrested. They are: Kibuuka John, Masajjage John, Kissekka Dan and Nasur Abdalla. They were riding on two motorcycles.I congratulate ISO and CID on their
good work. They will soon be produced in Court.
Signed:Yoweri K. MuseveniGen (Rtd)Ssaabalwanyi
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