The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) under joint operations with the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) have killed an Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) commander only identified as Lubangakane.
He was killed in Mwalika valley on Sunday 9th July, 2023.
Army reports indicate Lubangakane was one of the most senior commanders under Amigo’s camp.
Lubangakane was killed with three of his bodyguards.
Two guns were recoverd from the rebels including a PMK Machine gun and one sub machine gun (SMG).
The rebels have been on the recieving end for the last three weeks ever since they attacked a secondary school in Lubiriha Kasese on the Uganda/DRC boarder.
Major General Dick Olum the overall Commander of Operation Shujaa and UPDF Mountain Division confirmed the death of Lubangakane and the recovery of the two weapons.
“My forces under Makindye battalion, had a contact early this morning and Lubangakane, a dare devil commander of the ADF did not survive. We are not relenting on our mission of degrading ADF,” said Maj Gen Olum.
Maj Gen Dick Olum who relocated his tactical headquarters to Kasindi North Kivu, DRC further confirmed that his troops have so far recoverd 10 weapons in the last three weeks. “We are making awesome progress. The operation tempo is high, we recover a weapon almost every after two days, and this is very good,” Maj Gen Olum said
The joint UPDF/FARDC operation code named ‘Operation Shujaa’ that started in November 2021 is aimed at creating peace and stability in eastern DRC for trade and prosperity between the two countries to prevail.