Main article: Mitsuki's Disappearance Arc
While on guard duty with Saō at Konoha's main entrance, the pair were attacked by two and took Mitsuki with them before dawn, leading to the guards going into a coma and being hospitalised. Inochecks his memories of the incident, revealing to Naruto and other members of Konoha's leadership that Mitsuki left with the assailants of his own will. Later, upon awakening, he informed the Seventh Hokage the assailants were from Iwagakure and the group was on route to the Land of Earth.
Kara Actuation Arc
While continuing his duties to guard the gate, Uō and Saō were surprised by the sudden appearance of the Hokage, who was considering closing off he gates in light of Kara having spies. The pair insisted they work hard to inspect all who come to and leave the village. Naruto voiced his confidence in their effort.