The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces is not withdrawing from Somalia, the army spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire has said.
Brig. Karemire’s comes in the wake of reports that the African Union (Amisom) had begun the withdraw of troops from the troubled Horn of Africa country following the death of over 1000 people in the last three months.
“We are not withdrawing from Somalia as UPDF. Our withdrawal is conditioned based and will be in line with Amisom and the Somali government as we don’t have a concrete plan” Brig. Karemire told EagleOnline
While the countries that are withdrawing have not been established, the development also comes at a time when the Somali Defence Minister Abdirashid Abdullahi and army boss Ahmed Mohamed Jimale Irfid, tendered in their resignations, while National Intelligence and Security Agency director general Abdillahi Mohamed Sanbalooshe was fired following the increased terror attacks.