Joint Security Task Teams Apprehend Rebels in NW Nile Region and Foil ADF Recruit’s Attempt

In an impressive display of coordination, the Joint Security Task Teams comprising the Police and UPDF successfully apprehended a member of the Uganda National Rescue Front II rebel group in the North West Nile Region and Obongi district. The captured individual is identified as Bashir Surundu, a 21-year-old resident of Ayago village, Okuyo Parish, Obongi district. The rebel faction, known for perpetrating armed robberies and violent attacks in Yumbe and Obongi districts, has been a major security concern.

During the interrogation, Bashir Surundu confessed to his affiliation with the rebel group and disclosed information about his fellow insurgents, including Adinani Renda of Kulubi, Yumbe district; Akange Thuthu of Tikijure, Yumbe; Ngulu, a resident of Waka, Itula sub-county, Obongi; Jamali of Tikijure Town Council; and an individual referred to as “Boy” from Tikijure as well. The suspect has been transferred to the UPDF at Kulukulu barracks for further questioning. Notably, our list of wanted commanders includes ARIS Habibu and Yassin Ssadala Dinga. The community at Parolinya landing site played a crucial role in the apprehension, demonstrating their commendable vigilance and cooperation.

In a separate development, territorial Police in Kigezi and Bunagana successfully intercepted an ADF recruit named Ashiraf Ssempebwa, a 29-year-old farmer from Nakabiso village, Kavule Parish, Kiringente Sub-county in Mpigi district. Accompanying him were his wife, Nansamba Fatuma, aged 21, and their two children, aged 3 years and 6 months, respectively. The group was attempting to sneak into the Democratic Republic of Congo to join the ranks of the ADF rebels.

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