Intelligence reports recovered from the jungles of Bundibugyo indicates that the ADF rebel group has recruited several women and children to fight the government of Uganda.
Journalists, who visited Bundibugyo shortly after 37 ADF rebels were killed in Battle with the UPDF, were shown a series of literature detailing the rebel's military strategies.
One of the books that doubled as a diary indicates that on December 12th 2006, the 401 brigade of the ADF rebels conducted a istate paradei that included 149 women and 47 children. The parade was also attended by 200 men.
The UPDF Second Division spokesperson, Lt. Kiconco Tabaro, said that during the parade, the children and women were taught how to disguise themselves as they fight against the government.
According to Kiconco the ADF rebel recruits were also taught how to masquerade as students, photographers, Boda Boda riders, taxi drivers, doctors and tourists.
Some of the exercise books recovered from Tuesday's battle field show that the recruits were being taught how to do intelligence work, gather and conceal information. They were also taught biology, chemistry and how to administer first aid.
The books recovered belong to two women- Mayanja Joyce and Mama Mariam, all claiming to be studying at an ADF school. The subject indicated on the exercise books isi command report in Lugandai.
Aisha Naema, a former ADF rebel in her mid twenties was captured recently and is now helping the army with investigations. She told Uganda Radio Network that the ADF have a strong force of about 1,000 recruits undergoing training at Bundiguya in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
But the UPDF's 2nd Division Brigade commander, Hudson Mukasa, disputes this figure. He says that official intelligence reports indicate there are 350 ADF rebels training in the DRC.
//Cue iAhh so far from sixty#..i
Cue i##remainder of the group. //