KAMPALA – The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) has arrested a man suspected to belong to the ADF rebel group that was allegedly plotting to launch attacks on Uganda.
Abdulazak Sibwanone was arrested on December 23, 2019 from Mwanga II in Kisenyi where he has been renting.
ISO Director General Col. Frank Kaka Bagyenda said Sibwanone and several others crossed to Uganda in December from DR Congo with plans to destabilize Uganda by setting off grenades.
But Sibwanone said he is just an ordinary person and not a rebel. He said he came to Uganda at 18 years from DR Congo.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that Sibwanone and several others were arrested following a tip by concerned citizens as they were mapping out several entertainment places for attack during the end of year celebrations to cause chaos.
The Allied Democratic Forces is a rebel group in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that is considered a terrorist organisation by the Ugandan government. It was originally based in western Uganda but has expanded into the neighbouring DRC.
The ADF was formed as merger of several rebel factions, including the Allied Democratic Movement, the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU), the Uganda Muslim Liberation Army, and militant members of the Tablighi Jamaat movement. The main figure of the group was Jamil Mukulu, who was arrested two years ago.