Wilfred Bagenda, the Kasese District Police Commander-DPC told URN that during the intelligence-led operation in Nyamwamba Division, they managed to recover four sacks of opium from the first two suspects and a number of items including phones and house break-in gadgets from the suspected thugs.
The four Katembo Kombe (21), Thembo Mutima (15), Kambale Kombo (23), and Kasereka Jean (23), together with the late Kasereka Nguchi (23) are said to have been part of a large Mai-Mai group that was intercepted by UPDF 5 Mountain Battalion in Bwera.
Kicumbi Laston, a trucker from Zambia told URN that they loaded goods from South Africa destined for Congo through Mpondwe but they were told by clearing agents upon arrival at the border that they could not proceed with their journey because of insecurity in Eastern DRC.
Maj. Peter Mugisa, the operation Shuja spokesperson, says that the ADF rebels are still active in the Rwenzori sector where they have concentrated their forces in Biangoro, Lusulube, Djembe, Mwalika, Isle, Taliha, Kabu Wabuwa river, and Semuliki confluence.
The Director Records Brig. Gen. Ceasor Bahwezi said the orientation is aimed at ensuring that proper documentation is prepared early and educating the officers on how to put their retirement benefits to proper use.
Information released by David Mugenyi, a resettlement commandant in the Office of the Prime-OPM shows that only 1056 refugees were temporarily resettled at the Bwera Teachers Training College playground by Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Kingdom Spokesperson, John Thawite issued a statement indicating that he spoke to Mumbere, who assured him that he was healthy and fully in charge of the monarchy's activities. In the Lukhonzo statement, Mumbere told the leaders that he was very strong and fit to break even a rock.
Kasese Resident District Commissioner-RDC, Lt. Joe Walusimbi, said that Bwera Teachers Training College has better facilities for such a huge number of people and is easily accessible by relief and government agencies.
Milton Kule Mburara, the Kithoma/Kanyansi Town Council LC III chairperson, says that the asylum seekers started arriving on Monday night and were registered at Kanyansi playground, which is acting as a temporary reception centre.
The Operation overall Commander, Maj. General Kayanja Muhanga says the additional zonal forces will be essential in providing security for the population that is returning to their homes that have been secured from the ADF.