Tanzania detains Ugandan rebel

Jamil Mukulu is wanted on several counts of murder as well as forceful recruitment into rebel forces

Tanzania detains Ugandan rebel

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Ugandan government has sent a team of top police officers to Tanzania to negotiate the extradition of rebel leader Jamil Mukulu.

"We have sent a team of officers to Tanzania to see how the government can help extradite the Allied Democratic Forces Rebel (ADF) leader," Uganda police spokesman Fred Enanga told The Anadolu Agency.

He said Ugandan police had, through Interpol, contacted Tanzanian authorities requesting proof as to whether Mukulu had been arrested.

"In return, they asked us to send them Mukulu's different photos under different facial expressions which we did," said Enanga.

He is confident the person the Tanzanian officials have in their custody is Mukulu.

According to police, Mukulu is wanted on several counts of terrorism; murder; child and women trafficking; and forceful recruitment of both women and children into rebel ranks.

"We want to extradite him so that we can arraign him before our courts," Enanga told AA.

Neighboring Ugandan and Tanzania do not have an extradition treaty.

Mukulu is wanted for attacks such as the 1998 Kicwamba massacre in which scores of sleeping students were burned to death in their dormitories in a town near the Congo border.

The rebels have since largely been quiet, though they would stage sporadic attacks on towns in eastern Congo and against Congolese military units.

This year, Uganda authorities linked ADF them to several murders in the country.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Mayıs 2015, 18:12