Kony victim shares his story

2012-04-24 21:27

Washington - A former abductee of a ruthless African guerilla group is telling Congress about his capture, escape and how his life has been transformed.

Jacob Acaye was seized by the Lord's Resistance Army when he was 12 from his village in northern Uganda. He managed to escape in the middle of the night and eventually returned to his village.

Today, Acaye, 21, is the star of the popular video Kony 2012 by the group Invisible Children. He testified on Tuesday before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee focused on the brutal warlord Joseph Kony and his 26-year campaign of terror.

Obama administration officials stressed that regional forces, with the help of US military advisers, are keeping up the pressure in their search for Kony.

- AP
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