Government has confirmed that 101 former M23 rebels have been intercepted while escaping back to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Executive Director of the Uganda Media Center Ofwono Opondo says the group was arrested in Mbarara while traveling in four vehicles.
He says another group of 40 was discovered to have escaped seven days ago and their whereabouts are not known.
Opondo says the M23 rebels that have been at Bihanga Military Training School in Ibanda District since the Agreement of 2014 have been quietly escaping into the general public and some to unknown places.
According to the Agreement of 2014 and the protocols signed with the DRC Government, Bihanga Bararacks is their gazetted place of abode.
The apprehended former M23 combatants are now being detained at Makenke Barracks, the second division Headquarters near Mbarara town.
Opondo says this leaves only 270 still confined at Buhanga and has reaffirmed Uganda’s commitment to live by the agreements and obligations that were entered into in 2014.