By Martha Nakimuli
The United Nations said Wednesday that warlord Joseph Kony has lost over 1,000 fighters in defections.
“1,000 former fighters from the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)have defected from the group in the Central African Republic,” said its twitter account
The group continued operating in CAR and DRC abducting civilians and looting property.
On 24 Sep LRA forces abducted 4 people, burned 40 homes, looted the granary and displaced the population .
On Sept 21 they looted food and clothes. Security forces pursued and 1 civilian was wounded in the crossfire.
Some of the fighters have however announced that they want to surrender and end their rebellion.
“The UN has been effectively informed that some of the LRA fighters have agreed to end fighting. We are impressed by the actions of over 1,200 LRA fighters who have defected,” said a UN statement