The army authorities have arrested 11 people for allegedly planning to revive the dreaded Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group north of the country.
Maj. Felix Kulayigye Uganda Army spokesperson, says five people were arrested in Gulu and Pader districts of the Acholi sub-region, the epicenter of conflict between LRA fighters and government forces in the late 1980s,
A Press TV correspondent reported on Friday that six others were detained in operations in Rhino camp in Masindi District, western Uganda.
Ugandan authorities say the suspects include former senior LRA fighters who were granted amnesty after surrendering in 2007.
Kulayigye says all the suspects were caught with weapons, communication equipment and solar systems, an indication that they were on a mission. He adds that the army is aware that
some politicians in Gulu and those in the diaspora are behind rebel activities in northern Uganda but they feel discredited by the LRA," adding that all the LRA suspects would be charged with treason.
The latest development could cause anxiety and fear amongst the civilians in northern Uganda who are returning to their homes after spending years in protected camps set up by the government in the late 1990s.
Uganda's war with the LRA has escalated to the neighboring countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, southern Sudan and Rwanda, prompting the countries concerned to join forces and fight the dreaded group.