Joseph Konyâ€™s LRA second in command, â€˜Brigâ€™ Vincent Otti, has crossed to Southern Sudan with between 200 and 300 fighters and civilian captives,
UPDF 5th Division commander in Pader district, Col John Mugume (pictured), said Otti returned to Sudan on February 24 after his boss, Joseph Kony, ordered him to get the weapons they could have hidden or newly-acquired from an unidentified sources.
Mugume said Kony sent Otti to Sudan together with junior commanders like Charles Odyambo, Raska Lukwiya, Okullo, Tolbert Nyeko, â€˜Maj.â€™ James Opoka and Abuuk.
He said UPDF hit Kony rebels recently at Palabek-Kal on Pager River bank, killed three and captured three others. There was no UPDF casualty.
Mugume said LRAâ€™s Lt. â€˜Maliyamunguâ€™ Oweka was captured and some abductees rescued. He said they recovered 16 machine guns, two anti-personnel mines, 326 bullets, 14 magazines of the AK-47 rifles, two grenades and two Sudanese military uniforms.
LRAâ€™s Otti Crosses To Sudan With 300 Fighters