Kampala: President Yoweri Museveni has said the United Nations (UN) and the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are protecting the Allied Democratic forces (ADF) terrorists.

“But we shall get a solution to that,” he assured Ugandans.

During the State of the Nation Address Museveni said whereas the rebels thrive under the protection of the Kinshasa government and the UN, they will be killed when they try to cross over into Uganda.

“They will be quenched as Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) did to Kony, disarmament of people in Karamoja region and other rebel groups. They will not go back in the walking position.

“The killing of sheikhs were linked to the ADF rebels, they will answer for the killing of our people even if they are hiding in the Congo, Congo government is keeping them,” he said.

Museveni applauded Tanzanian government for handing over former leader of ADF Jamil Mukulu who now on trial in criminal court over murder, treason, aggravated robbery.

He revealed that 98 people have been arrested in connection with the murder of former assistant inspector of general of police (AIGP) Felix Kaweesi, senior state prosecutor Joan Kagezi, Susan Magara and the Muslim Sheikhs who were gunned down by assailants.

The Slain Muslim sheikhs include: Sheikh Abdul Karim Sentamu, Abubaker Kiweewa, Abdul Kadir Muwaya, Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga, Sheikh Abdul Rashid Wafula, and Sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya.

During the address, the ordered for the promotion of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Twinomugisha Steven of Uganda Police Office to the next rank over his effort in wrestling down and outing out of action a Panga wielding criminals in Masaka.

Twinomugisha traced greater Masaka murder suspects Musa Galiwango and Muhamad Kiddawalime recently escaped from a dock during their trial in Masaka high.

He noted that Uganda is secure and no one can disrupt peace in the presence of police and other security agencies.