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27 Suspected Zombo Attackers Flown To Gulu Barracks

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Twenty seven people suspected to have participated in the attack on the UPDF Detach in Zombo Town Council are in custody at the fourth infantry division barracks in Gulu district.

The suspects were flown aboard military chopper to Gulu over the weekend following their arrest on Friday.

At least five UPDF soldiers died in the attack when more than 100 men armed with machetes, bows and arrows raided the army detach.

Maj. Caesar Olweny, the fourth Division Infantry Spokesperson told Mega Fm that the suspects will undergo interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the attack.

He says the suspects were picked up from Jangokoro, Nyapeya, Atyak, and Paidha in an operation mounted by the army.

Maj. Olweny says unlike speculations that the attack was as a result of external operations by suspected militias from the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo; the attackers are natives of Zombo district.

He says some of the attackers are of Congolese origin include Lendu tribesmen, adding that some managed to escape into DRC while being pursued by the army.

Reliable information from security personnel in the district shows that the raid was masterminded by Howard Openjuru, a resident of Zombo district under his Uganda Homeland Liberation Forces.

He is reported to have trained some militia in Masindi district.

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