UHLF Rebel Group Leader, Openjuru Nabbed By CMI.
Written by Conrad Comrade on October 18, 2021
The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) have arrested Howard Jakernga Openjuru, the leader of Uganda Homeland Liberation Force (UHLF) . This is believed to be the same rebel outfit that orchestrated the July 2021 attacks on a UPDF detach in Zombo, West Nile under the tutelage of the now incarcerated Howard Openjuru.
It is established that CMI agents tracked Openjuru right from Paidha in West Nile up to Njeru near Jinja Town where the suspected rebel leader was intercepted on Saturday afternoon to culminate the successful operation.
The source also said that security operatives did not use gunfire during the scuffle with Openjuru and he is expected to be interrogated over his subversive activities. The daring attack in Zombo – about 485kms from the Ugandan Capital City Kampala, left two soldiers dead and many others others wounded, exposing the potential vulnerabilities of the countries defense forces hence creating an atmosphere of fear and tention.
In another attack back in 2020, the same rebel movement reportedly killed five soldiers before fleeing back to the jungles in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This arrest is a notable victory in the fight against the rebel outfits that majorly operate out of Eastern DRC and threaten the peace and stability of Ugandans. With this, the CMI has proven it's worth in the intelligence world and as expected, this has garnered a pat on the back from a few notable figures.
Via his Twitter handle, an extatic first son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba has noted.
”Ugandan intelligence has arrested the leader of the so-called Uganda Homeland Liberation Force,
Openjuru Howard, inside the country. It was a carefully planned operation that took many months. CMI
is proving that it is a truly excellent intelligence service. Uganda ni hatari!”
Last week the UK warned Uganda of an impending terror attack on the books hence forcing Ugandan security agencies to ramp up efforts in the pursuit of Terrorists and rebel groups. With reports coming in lately indicating that the death of former Deputy Inspector General of Police, the late Maj. Gen Paul Lokech, might have been connect to attempted terror attack, the tension and caution over terrorists in the country is at a decade high.