The suspect was handed over to the UPDF, at Kulukulu barracks for further interrogation.

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA: The Joint Security Task Teams of the Police and UPDF in North West Nile Region and Obongi district have reportedly arrested a member of the self-styled rebel group of the Uganda National Rescue Front II.

The Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga in a statement has identified the suspect as Bashir Surundu, a 21 year old resident of Ayago village, Okuyo Parish, in Obongi district.

According to Enanga, the disgruntled group has been responsible for several armed robberies and violent attacks in Yumbe and Obongi districts.

Enaga says that upon interrogation, the suspect  admitted to being a rebel, who was searching for food at the River shore, to take to his other colleagues who included; Adinani Renda of Kulubi, Yumbe district, Akange Thuthu of Tikijure, Yumbe; Ngulu resident of Waka, Itula sub-county, in Obongi, Jamal of Tikijure Town Council and “Boy” of Tikijure as well.

The suspect was handed over to the UPDF, at Kulukulu barracks for further interrogation.

The police officer adds that their group’s commanders on the police’s wanted list include; Aris Habibu and Yassin Ssadala Dinga.  Enanga applauded the community at Parolinya landing site, for their level of vigilance that led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

In a separate development, Enanga says the territorial Police in Kigezi and Bunagana, intercepted an ADF rebel recruit he identified as Ashiraf Ssempebwa, 29 and a farmer in Nakabiso village, Kavule Parish, Kiringente Sub-county in Mpigi district.

Enanga says Ssempebwa was arrested together with his wife, Fatuma Nansamba and their two children, aged 3 years and 6 months while reportedly trying to sneak into the DRC and joint the ADF rebel ranks.

However Enanga could not reveal where the group was at the time of publishing the story.

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