Uganda military may not have captured Major General Caesar Achellam of LRA, rather the man surrendered to them willingly without a fight, intelligence confirm.
Achellam capture cannot be feted, SIN intelligence analyst David James argues, citing casualness and zero pragmatism in the way UPDF handled the incident.
There was no engagement let alone a show of fear towards the dreaded man, he was walking with a cane, armed with just an AK-47 riffle with a few rounds.
He was led into a helicopter un-handcuffed, and flown to the US-Commando base in South Sudan, not a Ugandan forward base.
LThe arrest of Major General Caesar Achellam of LRA lacks the flare and substance associated with special operations and outcomes, this aspect pokes holes in the credibility of the ‘capture’ hype.
Lack of pragmatism and panache in his handling further dents the ‘capture’ theory.
In the recent past morale and expertise of the UPDF soldiers came into question signaling lack of hope and skillset to achieve the objective.
Either a deal was reached to bring LRA Major General Caesar Achellam to negotiations promising a safe haven for him and his family in return for his surrender to secure UPDF morale boost.
UPDF Intelligence attributes the capture to an ambush laid for Achellam and his 30 man unit. However this cannot hold since the manhunt has been in the jungle and no one is living in the deep forest to scout and report such findings.
No one sold out Achellam rather he did surrender hence the fair treatment accorded him.
The 30 armed rebels with Achellam bolted without firing a single shot and without any other being captured by the UPDF leaving their commander.
This pokes holes in the report and rather creates a scenario where Achellam had offered himself for arrest.