UPDF, FARDC capture ADF Commander as Operation Shujaa mission to stamp out rebel group takes new twist

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NEWS– As the operation Shujaa continues to crack the Allied Democratic Forces in Democratic Republic of Congo, there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.

This follows the capture and arrest of one of the terrorist group’s top leader Benjamin Kisokorania.

Reports indicate that the top terrorist was captured by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces together with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo at Uvira on his way from Burundi.

Kisokorania is said to be one of the original members of the Allied Democratic Forces during the times of incarcerated leader Jamilu Mukulu.

This top terrorist’s alleged arrest comes just a week after the capture of another top ADF recruiter, Banza Madjaribu who is also alleged to be a brother of the terrorist group’s de facto commander Imam Zakaria Banza Souleymane alias Bonge La Chuma.

Madjaribu was accused of organizing a recruitment network for ADF using his numerous mini-busses and motorcycles which he would reportedly use to transport recruits to Beni forest through Butembo in North Kivu.

It should be remembered that UPDF together with the DR Congo military on 30th November 2021 launched joint air and artillery strikes against ADF camps in eastern Congo.

Uganda accuses ADF terrorist group of the recent bombings that locked the country that left some people dead and many others injured despite of the claim of responsibility by the Islamic State.

However, in 2019 the Islamic State  named ADF as its affiliate hence rebranding it the Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP)

ADF alongside motley rebel and militia groups is based in the mineral-rich North Kivu province and has reportedly thrived due to lack of effective control by Kinshasa.