Uganda’s Islamist rebel group Allied Democratic Force (ADF) currently causing havoc in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has appointed new leaders after the capture of its top commander and killing of the deputy, a police spokesperson said Tuesday.

rebelFred Enanga, Uganda’s police spokesperson told Xinhua by telephone that Musa Baluku and Hood Lukwago have been appointed as new ADF leader and deputy respectively to replace Jamil Mukulu and Abdalha Kabanda.

Mukulu who has been at the helm of the rebel outfit since 1990’s was in arrested in Tanzania in March as he tried to procure a travel document for one of his children and recently extradited to Uganda to face murder charges while Kabanda was killed in an offensive by the Congolese army troops, FARDC in April in eastern DRC.

The police spokesperson said that the rebel outfit is regrouping and reorganizing in the North Kivu province in the eastern DRC for a possible retaliatory attacks in Uganda.

“We have got intelligence reports about the evil plans by the new ADF leadership to carry out attacks in Uganda. They want to make a statement,” said Enanga.

Maj. Ronald Kakurungu, the second division army spokesperson based in western Ugandan district of Mbarara told Xinhua in a telephone interview that the army has stepped up its border security to ensure the ADF doesn’t cross into the country to cause havoc.
“We are alert. We have increased our presence, intelligence and vigilance to make sure the ADF doesn’t cross into Uganda to cause any chaos,” said Kakurungu.

“We shall ensure our border is safe. If they attempt to cross into Uganda, we shall deal with them accordingly and decisively,” he said.

The ADF continues to cause havoc in eastern DRC where it kidnaps, maimed and recruits children in its rebel ranks. Enditem


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