Ugandan police have arrested 29 alleged members of a newly established rebel group attempting to overthrow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni’s regime.
According to police, UCFC (Uganda Coalition for Change) has set up training camps in central Uganda and is responsible for killing atleast four police officials this month.
According to Ugandan police, “The suspects have taken specialized training in firearms and military drills at UCFC rebel camps.”
“They joined the group of a rebel intending to destroy the sitting government,” said police.
According to sources, Two police officers were killed in a trap in Mityana district, about 70 km west of Kampala.
Bobi Wine, a pop star and opposition leader who lost to Museveni in the presidential election in January, has a stronghold in central Uganda. A wine whose actual name is Robert Kyagulanyi slammed the results, accusing his followers of rampant misdeeds and violence, including detentions and torture.
Police said the imprisoned suspects said they were inspired to join a group by the outcome of the election and warned several unnamed politicians over what it called plans to “bring about societal collapse and lead to an uprising or civil war.”
Wine has never supported violence and has stated that his followers should only try legal ways to restore what he believes was a stolen win.
Even after the election, a rights group and the opposition have accused the government of harassing and detaining Wine’s followers.
According to the party, two members of Wine’s party are being held in custody on trumped-up murder charges.
Crime Rate in Africa:
The crime rate of Uganda is already at peak, according to the data of 2018, was 10.52. Fortunately, in 2020 the crime dropped by 8.9 %, according to the new police report. The highest crime rate in Africa is in Congo. However, Nigeria ranked second with a total of 7.38 points in 2021