Uganda has asked the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to hunt down the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and send them back to its territory for UPDF to deal with it decisively.
The Ugandan ambassador to the DRC H.E James Mbahimba told the local press in Beni, where he has been staying since Tuesday (April 23rd) to visit Ugandans detained in Congolese prisons in the region.
Among them are Ugandan fishermen who were arrested on Lake Edward by the Congolese Navy.
“The ADF started here, they came to Uganda, we chased them, they came back here, we want you to hunt them down and they (the rebels) go back to Uganda and we deal with them or give us the green light to hunt them down here.
He added “you are a sovereign state, if there are people who disturb you, hunt them and take them as you did for those who have been arrested here, “said Amb James Mbahimba.
DR Congo government remains opposed to the entry of Ugandan troops into its territory to track down ADF rebels.
Hidden in North Kivu since 1995, the ADF are accused of perpetrating a series of massacres of a thousand civilians in Beni since 2014.
The army launched operations in the area to neutralize the attackers.
The situation has become complicated for the UN military and peacekeepers engaged in operations against the ADF rebels.
Last week, the terrorist organization “Islamic State” or “Daesh” claimed, through its propaganda agency, an attack on an army barracks near Kamango, on the border with Uganda.Add your comments: Download Our News App Here