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Attack On LRA: Acholi MPs Oppose Renewed Offesive

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Acholi MPs oppose renewed offensive

Risdel Kasasira
Kampala

The chairman of Acholi Parliamentary Group, Livingston Okello-Okello said last night that the Acholi sub-region is against the renewed offensive against the LRA rebels because many of the rebel fighters are abductees. “Over 99 per cent of the LRA fighters are abductees,” Mr Okello told Daily Monitor, “therefore we oppose and condemn [the attack].”

Mr Okello said Kony has been a problem to the DRC after fleeing northern Uganda and being forced out of Southern Sudan “I wonder why they had to follow him in Garamba”.

Mwambutsya Ndebesa, a political scientist from Makerere University, described the joint operation between UPDF, SPLA and DRC as a new era in the region’s geopolitics. “It is something new and positive to see a concerted effort against negative forces,” he said.

Yesterday’s attack follows a decision reached at a high-powered meeting of all security chiefs in the region held last June in an undisclosed venue in Uganda.

Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces Gen. Aronda Nyakairima chaired the meeting that was attended by his Congolese counterpart Gen. Amuri, other Congolese generals, a MONUC officer and SPLA military chiefs.

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December 17, 2008 at 9:50 am

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