The ADF commander who planned and executed the brutal killing of a British couple and their driver in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth park has been remanded to prison.
“Chief Magistrates Court Nakawa has remanded suspected ADF Commander Abdul Rashid, also known as Njovu,” according to a local television NBS.
“In a session presided over by Chief Magistrate Elias Kakooza, the suspects’ mission was to drag the nation into a state of uncertainty,” NBS reporter said from the court. Supporting himself with clutches Njovu said no word since the Court has no jurisdiction to hear cases of such nature.
As the trial goes on in the capital Kampala, the ADF reportedly (Sunday to Monday) launched deadly night attacks on the Ugandan border killing 20 civilians.
Brig. Gen. Stephen the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Mountain Division Deputy Commander said the army has dispatched a team to crack down the suspected ADF rebels who killed over 20 Congolese nationals in the area of Kikyanga, in DRC, about three kilometers away from Uganda- DRC Border of Bundibugyo.
Captain Anthony Mwalushayi DRC’s army spokesperson for Beni territory, North Kivu, said the terrorists attacked this town around 11:30 p.m. and killed 11 civilians in Kitsanga, located in the chiefdom of Watalinga.
“The operations to track down these terrorists continue until now around the locality of Labiya,” He said.
Since the end of October, ADF terrorists have increased attacks against the civilian population in the Beni region.
Queen Elizabeth Park Attack
The British man and South African woman, who were a newlywed couple were on their honeymoon on October 17, with their Ugandan driver Eric Alyai were shot dead in an “ambush” between 6pm and 7pm.
President Yoweri Museveni described the attack as a “cowardly act” saying the terrorists “will pay with their own wretched lives”.
“Our joint forces responded immediately upon receiving the information and are aggressively pursuing the suspected ADF rebels. We express our deepest condolences to the families of the victims.”
Last week November 9, the Ugandan army announced it had captured Abdul Rashid Kyoto, a.k.a Njovu and killed six other members of the commando group accused of murdering a British and a South African honeymooner and their guide in Queen Elizabeth Park on October 17.