The commander of the UPDF Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has announced the arrest of the leader of Uganda Homeland Liberation Force (UHLF), one of the rebel outfits blamed for the recent attacks on Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) detaches in northern Uganda.
In a statement posted on his Twitter handle, Gen Kainerugaba said Howard Openjuru was arrested in Uganda by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives in “a carefully planned operation that took many months.”
“Ugandan intelligence has arrested the leader of the so-called Uganda Homeland Liberation Force, Openjuru Howard, inside the country. It was a carefully planned operation that took many months. CMI is proving that it is a truly excellent intelligence service. Uganda ni Hatari!” he tweeted.
In July this year, one of the alleged members of the rebel group, Mr Patrick Oryema, 60, surrendered to the security team in Nebbi District, confessing that he participated in the attack days before.
The development came after Gen Kainerugaba blamed this year’s attack on the UPDF detach in Zombo District on another rebel outfit, Co-operative for the Development of Congo (CODECO).
Mr Oryema, a resident of Ndhew Sub-county in Nebbi, said he joined UHLM a year ago in DR Congo.