Uganda Captures Key Rebel Commander

LRA Rebels

LRA Rebels

A senior member of the (LRA) Lord’s Resistance Movement in Uganda has been captured by the Ugandan army. Atyak Okot, the bodyguard of (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony was captured recently on a find-and-capture mission by the army. In 1995, more than 200 people were massacred at a northern Ugandan camp for displaced people by the (LRA) The rebel group who has been fighting the Ugandan government for over two decades, has killed and maimed thousands of people during its campaign to unseat the government.

The Ugandan government seems bent on capturing Kony who has been hiding in the jungles, and put him out of action. The Ugandan army is getting assistance from neighbouring countries in the hunt for Kony. The government also indicated that the door is still open to Kony to sign a peace deal and end all hostilities and that it is still fully prepared to implement the agreement it signed with the rebels in the Southern Sudanese capital, Juba last year.

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