President Museveni has divulged additional information regarding the UPDF’s operation, which resulted in the elimination of six suspected ADF fighters on Lake Edward.
These individuals were believed to be the masterminds behind the recent attack that tragically claimed the lives of two tourists and their driver.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the President revealed that the group, led by an individual known as Njovu, whose real name is Abdul Rashid Kyoto, was also responsible for a previous attack on Lhuririha secondary school in Kasese, the burning of a truck loaded with onions, and an attempted assault on parked trucks along the Congo-Kasindi side.
President Museveni explained that the UPDF’s marine boat engaged the Njovu group on Lake Edward. Despite the group’s initial success in attacking the boat of terrorists, they were unable to fully capitalize on this advantage. Consequently, not all the terrorists were apprehended during the operation.
He did, however, acknowledge some shortcomings in the operation, specifically the delay in inspecting the disabled boat, which allowed seven other group members to escape. It was their first experience in combat on water, and Museveni mentioned that they are in the process of refining their combat skills.
In closing, President Museveni expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the marines and the CMI, commending them for their performance during this operation.