The combined efforts of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) have recently reported the apprehension of two members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.
This development was announced in a press release on Monday.
The surrender of these two rebels took place at the UPDF 3rd battalion headquarters situated in Kasindi, located in North Kivu, an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
According to Major Bilal Katamba, who serves as the spokesperson for Uganda’s military operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the collaborative forces were also responsible for the elimination of two ADF rebels.
Additionally, they successfully rescued seven individuals who had been abducted.
These individuals are currently situated at the sector headquarters of the joint forces, awaiting evacuation and subsequent rehabilitation procedures.
Major Katamba provided detailed information regarding these events. He stated that the two fighters voluntarily reported to the UPDF 3rd battalion on August 6, 2023.
He went on to mention that the joint forces, under the Makindye battalion, effectively neutralized two terrorists belonging to the ADF on the preceding Sunday.
This operation occurred in the Mwalika Valley region. As a result of this operation, two submachine guns, along with 15 rounds of ammunition and a walkie-talkie, were recovered from the scene.
In a bid to encourage further surrenders, Major Katamba conveyed a message from the joint forces.
He urged any ADF rebels who are considering surrender to seize the earliest opportunity and approach any joint forces unit operating within their vicinity.