ADDIS ABABA June 20th (XINHUA) – The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has condemned the terrorist attack in southwestern Uganda that resulted in the loss of the lives of dozens of students on Friday June 16, 2023.
In a press release issued on Saturday evening, Mr. Faki strongly condemned the heinous and shocking terrorist attack allegedly carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia, which targeted a secondary school in the western part of Uganda, near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Chairperson of the AU Commission expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a full recovery to the injured students,” the statement says. “The Chairperson reiterates the need for an urgent holistic regional approach to address the threat posed by all terrorist and armed groups operating from the DRC, in order to ensure regional security,” the statement continued to say.
ADF rebels attacked a secondary school in southwestern Uganda on Friday night, killing more than 40 people, including 37 students.
The ADF group, a branch of the Islamic State in central Africa, entrenched in the jungles of eastern DRC, is blamed for the ravages perpetrated in the villages of eastern DRC. The Ugandan army and its Congolese counterpart have launched joint operations against that rebel group since November 2021.
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