President Museveni says gaps in security led to killing of foreign tourist by ADF terrorists, UK warns Britons

Just days after President Yoweri Museveni addressed the nation and warned that desperate ADF terrorists would cross back to Uganda and cause havoc , two tourists and their guide were attacked and killed in the popular Queen Elizabth National Park.

The victims were a UK citizen, a South African, and their Ugandan guide and were travelling with Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris.

Museveni’s has issued a statement explaining that the attack occurred around 6 pm on the Katwe-Kabatooro Road and deceased foreign tourists were a newlywed couple.

President Museveni has since condemned the terrorists’ attack on innocent civilians saying it is a cowardly act to harm innocent civilians, especially tragic for the honeymooning couple. He assured that the Ugandan High Commission in the UK would reach out to the victims’ families to provide necessary support during this tragic situation.

“More importantly, the UPDF, the Police, the UWA and Intelligences should ensure these mistakes do not happen again and that ADF is wiped out. The wiping out is moving very well. What needs to be done is to ensure that the remnants do not commit these atrocities.

That is why I congratulate, again, the Wanainchi, the Police and other agencies on preventing the bombing of Bunamwaya, Kayanja’s church and the churches in Kibibi, Butambala. “

The Commander in Chief further stated , “There were a few gaps in the handling of these remnants. UWA was guarding tourists once they were in the Park. However, apparently, the tourists were arriving and departing individually. It is this gap that they used. Secondly, the UPDF has been using one form of tracking these fugitive groups from Congo, Kufuata Nyayo- following their tracks (ekisinde, ekirari). “

“There are more reliable ways of tracking, which we have discussed with the Army. The terrorists will be defeated like Kony was defeated and the cattle rustlers that have been killing people in Karamoja and the surrounding districts or those that were cutting People with pangas (bijambiya) in Masaka,” Museveni said .

This is the second time in a week that the ADF terrorirts are killing innocent civilians .

Britain’s Foreign Office said it “advises against all but essential travel” to the park, a tourist magnet where lions are known for their unusual ability to climb trees.

“If you are able to do so safely, you should consider leaving the area.”

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