Musa Baluku is the new head of the rebel outfit, Allied Democratic Front and he is deputised by Hood Lukwago, who was formerly the military commander.
An intelligence brief to the Joint Operation Command - JOC by Congolese operatives i indicates that Baluku took over command of the rebel outfit following the arrest and subsequent extradition of its top commander Jamil Mukulu to Uganda.
Mukulu was arrested with two other suspected ADF rebels in Tanzania last month for illegal possession of firearms. They were extradited after a court in Tanzania established that they had a case to answer in Uganda.
According to the brief, Baluku is deputised by Hood Lukwago, who was formerly the military commander. The intelligence report also indicates that the rebels are regrouping at their old bases in the sub counties of Talihya, Keghe and Mughaliki within Isale County, Beni district in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
The report says that about 30 rebels were seen camped at Bukuka hill in Virunga National Park on the path leading to Kasindi hills. This camp is said to be located about 17 miles away from Mpondwe border points.
The report notes that majority of the rebels and their leaders are still at their bases at Kwele, Lesse, Kainama within Eringeti sector as well as in Sambako within Mutweni Sector in Ituri forest bordering Oriental province.
Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson has confirmed the report saying it was compiled by intelligence operatives in DRC. He says police is on the high alert along the Uganda-DRC border to avert any possible attack by the rebels.
ADF began as a rebel group operating in the Rwenzori mountain range in 1996 but expanded its activities over the years. It is listed as a terrorist organisation due to its activities and alleged relations with the Al- Qaeda.