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21 suspected rebels from Uganda Coalition for Change arrested

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21 suspected rebels from Uganda Coalition for Change arrested

21 suspects who form part of the rebel group of the Uganda Coalition for Change (UCFC) have been arrested by the Joint Security Task Team that is actively involved in operations aimed at disrupting and dismantling, the newly created group.

This brings the total number of arrested suspects to 29.

According to CP Enanga Fred Police Spokesperson, they have established that the additional 21 suspects arrested within the axis of Kiboga, Mityana and Kassanda, also attended training in weapons and military drills at the UCFC rebel camps in Wabunyira and Kikandwa villages.

The group has so far carried out 3 attacks in Wakiso, Busunju, and Kiboga.  The majority are youths recruited from Wakiso district, who were recruited and transported to Mityana.  They joined the rebel group with has plans of overthrowing the sitting government.

“We also want to caution the youth against joining such hostile groups.  The claim that they are being motivated by the negative outcome of the 2021 general elections is baseless.  The voices of the majority of Ugandans were heard and must be respected. Therefore, those politicians accelerating themes of violence, as the B-plan needed to bring about societal collapse and lead to an uprising or civil war are seriously warned” said Enanga.

While addressing the media at Naguru on Monday morning, Enanga noted that as the Joint Security Agencies, their topmost priority remains the safety of Ugandans and other citizens in the country. 

“We, therefore, take such threats of violent extremism seriously. We have directed more resources to focus on the threat. We want to reiterate that we do not target or investigate any individual or group because of their affiliation, belief, or ideology.  It is only where these beliefs and affiliations lead to violence, impurity, and lawlessness that we shall bring the perpetrators to book.”

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