We wish to sadly inform the public that following the death of Mbambu Felistus, a 50-year-old, female adult, who succumbed to the inflicted injuries from the terror attack, from Bwera Hospital, and the additional recovery of a decomposing body, of a female victim, recovered in the DRC, by UPDF soldiers, who continue to pursue the ADF rebels; the death toll from the school terror attack has now risen to 44. The recovered body of the victim was transferred to the mortuary, at Muhoti Military Hospital, for further DNA profiling and comparison.
We do reiterate that there is no justification for terrorism, moreso on innocent school children and other civilians. The targeting of innocent civilians is reprehensible and cowardly. As a country, we do continue to acknowledge an outpouring of messages of condolence from several leaders across the globe. We thank them all, for expressing their solidarity with us, against all forms of terror and sharing their grief with us.
As the Joint Security Agencies, we remain steadfast and reaffirm our commitment to countering terrorism and violent extremism against our citizens.
SCP Enanga Fred
26th June 2023