The Ugandan army has expressed its satisfaction with the surrender of a senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army who was in charge of communication for leader, Joseph Kony.
Major Michael Omona returned to his hometown of Gulu in northern Uganda on Monday, 23 years after he was kidnapped by the feared LRA.
Army spokesperson, Richard Karemire says Omona handed himself over to US troops in the Central African Republic last month.
Omona was kidnapped by the LRA at age 12, rising through the ranks to become the rebel group’s top radio operator, personally in charge of Kony’s communication.
The United Nations says the LRA has killed more than 100,000 people and abducted 60,000 children since it was set up in 1987.