BUTEMBO– The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) and their Democratic Republic of Congo counterparts have said that they uncovered a clandestine sinister plan by some people who are harbouring intentions to discredit the ongoing Operation Shuujaa.
The Operation Shuuja was rolled out by the joint UPDF and FADRC forces to flush out the deadly Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) from the forests where they have been operating to attack innocent civilians in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where they killed hundreds of people and forced thousands of others to flee their homes.
According to a joint statement issued on Monday January 10th 2022 and signed by the UPDF Spokesperson Brig General Flavia Byekwaso and the FADRC Spokesman Maj Gen Kasonga Cibangu Leon Richard, the joint forces intercepted a commercial truck, on January 6th 2021, whose registration number and owners were not disclosed carrying an assorted good.
The statement indicate that the truck was intercepted in Butembo and on inspection, the officers discovered clothes similar to the UPDF uniform with the Ugandan insignia.
The consginee is reported to be a renowned Businessman based in Butembo whom the security did not name and the truck had been cleared at Mpondwe Customs on January 3rd and the cargo handlers have been detained to help in investigations.
It’s now reported that by wearing the UPDF uniform and insignia, the group planned to resort to subterfuge and camouflage themselves to go on actoricious rampage to wreck havoc including massacres in order to damage the image of the UPDF ultimately creating belief that the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces were attacking the very people they have saved and protected so far.
However, according to the statement which www.theinformerug.com has seen a copy, the FADRC and UPDF reassured the general public that they will not be distracted from their mission to neutralise the enemy and they affirmed to conduct an operation aimed at restoring peace, security and state authority, respect human rights, international laws, humanitarian aid and rules of engagement.
Here below we reproduce the press statement signed by the joint forces in full.