Tumukunde, who once served as Commander of the Gulu-based 4th Division told journalists at Parliament today that the attacks are being masterminded by elements that participated in the Lords Resistance Army-LRA struggle, and are still disgruntled by the sitting government.
Tumukunde, who once served as Commander of the Gulu-based 4th Division of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, told journalists at Parliament today that the attacks are masterminded by elements that participated in the Lord's Resistance Army-LRA struggle, and are still disgruntled by the sitting government.
His statement relates to two attacks in Gulu district, one at the Opit army detach where two people were killed and eight rifles stolen, and another at Gulu Central Police Station, where at least two people died and several others injured two days ago.
Tumukunde declined to divulge details of the 'elements' but stated that government has the capacity to bring the perpetrators to book.
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The warning comes in the wake of several arrests of people who have been linked to an alleged plot to overthrow government. The arrested persons include Colonel Dan Opita, the commander of Entebbe airbase, UPC's Dan Oola Odiya and Nakawa division MP Michael Kabaziguruka among others.
However, Members of Parliament under the Acholi Parliamentary Group dismissed talks of any rebel activity in the sub-region. Kilak County MP, Gilbert Olanya says unless government comes out with proof that those arrested are directly linked to rebel activity, it is idle talk.
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Nwoya County MP Simon Oyet says government should clearly give details on which rebel group it is instead of making blanket statements to hoodwink the public.
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Reagan Okumu, chairman of Acholi Parliamentary Group claims that the attackers did not originate from Gulu and the arrest of local leaders, including UPC Deputy Secretary for mobilization, Dan Oola Odiya, is a cover up.
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However, Police insists that the attack on Gulu CPS was by a group believed to be in a rescue operation for Odiya.