By Ahura Mujuni Mark
The Lords Resistance Army (LRA) Rebels have promised to end their rebellion and lay down their tools.
Since the rebels were pushed out of the country by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces in 2005,the group led by Joseph Kony first operated the Democratic Republic of Congo, but in 2007 it was reported that they were in Central African Republic .
The UPDF forces with support of the US officials have been hunting the rebels and in the process rescuing a number of kidnapped victims and uniting them to their homes.
The United Nations has now confirmed the decision by the LRA to lay down weapons.
“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,” a UN statement
issued Sunday read in part