Last group of UPDF soldiers from CAR arrive in Uganda today,
Uganda People’s Defence Forces – UPDF have finally completed their withdrawal from the Central African Republic (CAR). The contingent commenced a phased withdraw of troops from the Central African Republic on 19th April 2017, ending nearly eight years of manhunt for Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) warlord Joseph Kony.
A statement from Captain Lawrence Draga, the spokesperson of UPDF 4th Division infantry battalion who also served in Central African Republic as the contingent spokesperson says today marks the last arrival of Ugandan troops from there. The last group of the troops began moving from their concentration base in Nzara South Sudan, three days ago under the overall command of Brigadier Richard Otto who has been the Ugandan Contingent commander in Central Africa.
Richard Karemire, the UPDF spokesperson earlier said LRA capacity to cause insecurity to Uganda and the region has been greatly degraded although Uganda will keep vigilant on any new capabilities and security threats that LRA may think of at any given moment.