Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba paid a courtesy visit to Somalia following the recent attack on Ugandan troops by Al Shabaab terrorist.
Meanwhile he condoled with UPDF peacekeepers serving under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia and was quoted saying , “ I have come to condole with you for the demise of our fallen soldiers.
Let us have a one minute silence to pray for their souls. May their souls rest in peace and a quick recovery for the injured.”
However General Muhoozi told the peace keepers the strategic leadership that had identified the weakness Al – Shabaab used and over ran Buulo Marer camp.
Meanwhile the former commander of land forces noted that withdrawal operations if not well planned could cause a lot of damage than any other phase of the operation and further cautioned the troops not to relax but rather be more aggressive.
“ In war sitasita is very dangerous. It leads to death and eventual defeat. The survivors told me they expected Al Shabaab attack but they didn’t react until the enemy reached nearer and this broke command and control,” Muhoozi said.
Gen Muhoozi has been in Somalia for the last five days meeting with UPDF commanders and staff,as well as survivors of the attack still hospitalised at level 2 hospital.
Buulo Mareer lies astride river Shabelle which is an agricultural sub region in the drought prone Somalia.
Farmers irrigate their crops using tractors and donkeys throughout the night.
Meanwhile this is reportedly to have been the cause of the delay by the troops to react thinking the lights in the garden were from the farmers.
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