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UPDF Captures LRA Spy

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th December 2002 03:00 AM

THE UPDF has captured a field commander of the LRA rebels.
The capture came after two separate encounters with the rebels in Adjumani and Gulu districts on Monday.

THE UPDF has captured a field commander of the LRA rebels.
The capture came after two separate encounters with the rebels in Adjumani and Gulu districts on Monday.

By Dennis Ojwee
THE UPDF has captured a field commander of the LRA rebels.
The capture came after two separate encounters with the rebels in Adjumani and Gulu districts on Monday.

The army said the commander was netted while on reconnaissance.

The army also rescued some 18 captives from an encounter with another group of rebels in Gulu district on Monday evening.

The UPDF army spokesman in northern Uganda, Lt. Paddy Ankunda, yesterday said Capt. John Oculi-Ogen was captured by the UPDF patrol forces in a fierce clash at Pakele in Adjumani district.

He said Oculi-Ogen was captured in Pakele sub-county, about 90 miles on the Gulu-Adjumani road.

Local security sources said a group of rebels was headed northwest to Adjumani a week ago.

“Our forces are still keeping him in our (UPDF) unit at Pakele,” Ankunda said.
In another encounter on Monday, the army rescued 18 captives from the rebels at Ladwong areas, Bucoro in Aswa county, north of Gulu town.

Other security sources said the rebels late on Monday ambushed a military truck near Ayugi bridge and killed four soldiers. An undisclosed number of soldiers sustained minor injuries. They were rushed to the UPDF military hospital for treatment.

Ankunda said there was no military truck ambushed on the Gulu-Adjumani road.
“There was no army truck that was ambushed yesterday afternoon. That is unfounded information,” Ankunda said.

Meanwhile, security sources in Kitgum district said a small group of rebels yesterday night burnt two grinding mills at Omia-Nyima, 24 miles east of Kitgum town.
Kitgum resident district commissioner Lt. Santo Okot-Lapolo said the rebels were repulsed.

Kony has fought the government of President Yoweri Museveni for about 16 years, bringing northern Uganda to a near economic standstill and displacing thousands.
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UPDF Captures LRA Spy

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