Kony’s Arms Seized

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The Uganda People’s Defence Forces serving under the African Union Regional Task Force (AU – RTF) in Central African Republic has on June 21, 2015 seized weapons from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

The force operating North East of Sam Ouandja in Central Africa unearthed thirty pieces of Sub Machine guns and twenty seven AK – 47 empty magazines that had been buried by the LRA fleeing from UPDF hot pursuit.

“Considering the fact that the rebels are already experiencing scarcity of arms, this is a big achievement and, no doubt, their combat capacity will never be the same. The LRA demise is in sight. I congratulate our force, in pursuit, for a job well done.” The Commander of the Ugandan Contingent in Central Africa, Col Michael told The Continent Obsever.

The LRA has over the decades been burying weapons when under pursuit for easier escape, with a hope to return, at a later date, to recover them. However, the UPDF has often discovered these arms caches or the LRA have been chased away too far to return for the arms which have been sometimes discovered by civilians.

The AU – RTF was formed in 2012 after the African Union appreciated the fact that the LRA was not only a Ugandan problem but rather a regional one.

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