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Terror suspect arrested with explosives

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Intelligence and Counter Terror Task Teams, have arrested another member of the ADF terror cell, and recovered an assortment of terror related exhibits. The suspect identified as Isma Kiyemba, is a 24-year-old, male adult and resident of Makandwa village, Kajjansi town council, in Wakiso district, who was tracked down and arrested using advanced surveillance techniques.

Upon arrest, he led the team to a search at his premises at Kajjansi, where an assortment of bomb making materials which included; chemical fluids, 5 capacitors, electric and copper wires, batteries, screws, nails, a digital timer, two electric mortars, 5 mobile phones and several sim cards were recovered. In addition, a bank Visa card and materials used in the manufacture of destructive devices including experiments, were also recovered and exhibited.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga further noted that they established that the suspect was the one who assembled the suicide jacket and belt that was detonated by Matovu Muzafaru, on the Swift Safaris bus at Lungala, in Mpigi. He was also in the process of assembling another IED, on the instructions of an ADF commander, whose details he availed to the joint task team. We have also established that he was recruited and radicalized into the ADF terror cell in Lweza by Imam Sulaiman Nsubuga, who is still at large and wanted. At the time of his arrest, he was found with a written will and a planned mission.

The Joint security agencies continue to investigate, respond and counter to all threats against citizens and the country. The operations targeting the remaining agents, collaborators and operatives are ongoing. Enanga also informed the public that the threat environment still exists, which calls for extra caution and vigilance, as they go about their daily activities, and further reminded the public to report any threatening or suspicious activity, to the nearest security agency.

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