By Ivan Mwine
The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), who are conducting a joint operation against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) with the DR Congo army FARDC, last evening captured Benjamin Kisokorania, who was one of the top ADF commanders in Congo.
According to reliable sources, Kisokorania, who headed the ADF faction that was led by Jamil Mukulu before his arrest in 2015, was netted Tuesday by the Congolese army at Uvira, as he returned from Burundi.
Mukulu remains under incarceration in Luzira prison as he battles terrorism charges.
However, it is not yet clear whether Kisokorania will be extradited to Uganda to face charges that will be preferred against him by the army or he will be tried in Dr. Congo.
It should be noted the UPDF and FARDC in November 2021 launched an offensive dubbed ‘Operation Shuja’ against ADF rebels in Congo in a bid to neutralize and flush them out of the heavily forested country after they carried out separate terrorist attacks in different parts of Kampala.
Operation Shuja has so far yielded a number of fruits with several ADF rebels either surrendering and being arrested or being put out of action.