Ugandan government has refuted claims of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF)’s alleged involvement in the unrest in Beni in Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
UPDF spokesperson, Lt. Colonel Paddy Ankunda, Thursday said on July 12, Okapi Radio, the official UN broadcaster in DRC and AFP published reports quoting Teddy Kataliko, the chairperson of the Civil Society in Beni making wild allegations against Ugandan army.
According to Ankunda, Kataliko was quoted calling on the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region-ICGLR and DRC government to investigate “Uganda’s involvement in the insecurity scourging Beni territory”.
He accused the Ugandan Army of killing Civilians in Beni alongside the rebel Allied Democratic Front (ADF).
The accusations came after the DRC Army shot dead two armed men wearing what looked like the old and de-gazetted UPDF uniform at Kotongo, a village at the border with Uganda.