A multinational security task team has detained 13 people accused of being members or collaborators of terrorist organizations.
According to Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, eight detainees affiliated to a West Nile-based rebel organization with ties to the ADF who had been pursued for months were apprehended in Njeru, near Jinja town in Eastern Uganda.
“The suspects were tracked down to their hideout at the Church of Christ for the Latter-day Saints, where they had been under surveillance for months.” “When the suspects realized they had been apprehended, they attempted to resist arrest until attempts to break into the premises were made,” Enanga said.
Howard Openjun, 44, John Openjun, and Jaker James Michael, a 53-year-old pastor of the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints in Njeru Municipality, Buikwe area, were named as the eight suspects.
Oburatum Juvention, Olinga Simon Peter, Ngabijalatho Peter, and Oweka Bob Patrick are among the others.
“The individuals are accused of subversive actions and belonging to the ADF, a terrorist group in the North Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that is hostile to the West Nile Region. While investigations continue, they are being held at SID Kireka as leaders, collaborators, agents, and operatives of bad elements against our country.”
Three more people suspected of being group collaborators were arrested in Zombo town and face similar charges, according to the police spokesperson.
Warom Felix, Mutumba Muhamood, and Bamusungire Robert were his names.
According to Enanga, security seized a number of vehicles and motorcycles suspected of being utilized in support of the rebel group’s activities.
Two other alleged Mai-Mai rebels from Kasese municipality, according to police.
Moses Bwambale and James Byakumbagere, according to security, have been hiding in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than ten years but returned to Kasese this week, arousing suspicion.