Museveni confirms Ugandan army killed civilians captured in Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda People’s Defense Forces group accused of killing civilians in Somalia has been arrested, President Yoweri Museveni confirms, which is an exciting event that can help families to claim justice.

Two weeks ago, seven people, including two truck drivers, were blown up by AMISOM soldiers, allegedly on a revenge mission, shortly after they were ambushed by al-Shabaab militants. It is not known why the army is opposing the civilian population.

The victims were innocent civilians, with AMISOM initially claiming that the victims were believed to be members of Al-Shabaab. The authorities of Lower Shabelle have contested AMISOM’s response. In images received by the journalist, President Yoweri Museveni, who served as a soldier before taking office in 1986, can be heard admitting that the military actually killed innocent civilians. A disgruntled Museveni confirmed that the parties involved had been arrested.

“There was a murder case in Somalia recently. A group of our soldiers went to kill the people who were ambushed.Yes, this is war. If you are ambushed, you should know that in war you can be ambushed, ”Museveni said.

“You only kill people when you are fighting. But then killing people who piss you off is just bankruptcy. These guys got caught. And now they will be charged, ”he said. AMISOM appears to have changed its tune on Saturday, confirming that the seven people killed in Lower Shabelle were not actually members of Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaidal-affiliated group that is wreaking havoc in Somalia.

His troops are responsible for the deaths of seven people. The team is currently meeting with the local community to try and figure out exactly what happened during the incident.

“Following the incident, the leaders met with elders, community members and government officials and made it clear that they would not tolerate criminal activity against people, usually their soldiers.

He also assured them of their commitment to identifying and punishing those who violate the rules of warfare, “the state noted.“To investigate this serious incident and recommend further action, AMISOM established a seven-member Board of Inquiry, which immediately began its work. The forensic investigation is being led by a senior official and two other members of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa.

Other members of the team included a senior federal government official in Somalia and a senior official from the military, police and AMISOM mission headquarters. “The Mission is working directly with the CSF and affected families and is committed to a prompt and transparent investigation, which is expected to end on September 6, 2021,” AMISOM said. Idea.

In addition, the Ugandan government assured Mission leaders that, in the interests of transparency, if the Council decides that its agents should be held accountable, a court in Somalia will be set up and detained to hear those involved, he said. … “AMISOM is taking a legal approach to these serious allegations in accordance with international best practice and strives to conduct a full investigation as quickly as possible, hold everyone accountable and respect all findings and recommendations,” the statement said. AMISOM remains uncompromisingly committed to peace and security and the protection of local populations.

The Mission leadership is committed to carrying out its missions in Somalia in strict compliance with its obligations under international humanitarian law (IHL), human rights law and the rule of law. Commitment, he added. About 4,500 Ugandan military personnel serve with AMISOM, especially in Lower Shabelle. The team was instrumental in neutralizing the Al-Shabaab militants who have ravaged the country since 2007, when they were first formed.


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