KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Museveni will today, Tuesday, January 9th, address the nation on security matters with special focus on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and its persistent attacks in the country over the just concluded year.
In a post via his official account on X (formerly Twitter), the President confirmed the address on Monday saying; “Tomorrow, Tuesday the 9th of January, 2024, at 8 PM, I will address the nation on matters of security. Tune in.”
Today’s address, like the previous presidential addresses, will be broadcast live on all TV and radio stations starting at 8:00 pm.
Museveni’s address comes in the wake of consistent attacks by rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) who most recently attacked villages in Kamwenge District in Western Uganda and killed three people including a 75-year-old woman and her two grandchildren, with several houses burnt down to ashes.
In another attack in the same month, the extremist group allied to ISIS killed 10 people in the same district of Kamwenge in western Uganda triggering a security threat during the festive season.
Responding to the terror threats, Mr Museveni said the December attack was conducted by 4 killers believed to be the remnants of the Njovu-Kamusu rebel group of 10 that entered Uganda from DRC Congo via the unmonitored border.
“They had crossed back to Congo but came back. They are the group that killed the children of Nyabugaando School, killed the two tourists and their driver, and burnt the onion truck,” the president said.
On June 16, suspected ADF rebels attacked the Lhubiriha secondary school in Mpondwe in Kasese District and killed over 42 students and locals in what was the most grievous attack in the country last year.
Months later, another attack, suspected to be engineered by the ADF rocked the country in October when terrorists killed two foreign tourists and a Ugandan tourist guide before burning down their vehicle in Kasese near Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The presidential address also comes barely a week since the attempted assassination of House of Prayer Ministries boss, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo by unknown assailants who killed his bodyguard Corporal Richard Muhumuza and injured the pastor in the back on Tuesday, January 02, 2024.
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