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Police Arrests 7 Following Suspected Terrorist Attack in Lukaya, Butambala

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Fred Enanga
Fred Enanga

Uganda police force through Crime Intelligence in coordination with Counter-terrorism arrested seven terrorist suspects in Lukaya-Kalungu and Bulo village in Butambala district.

This was revealed yesterday by the police spokesperson Fred Enanga Upon conducted raids on two hide outs of suspected terrorists though the names for suspects have been withheld until interrogations are done.

According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, they clearly indicated how they were being inspired, to carry out attacks on security personnel and VIP installations, within the country, by Imam Sulaiman Nsubuga, of the Lweza ADF Cell, who is still at large.  We are aware of the planned attacks on security personnel and continue to review our security posture, in the face of these targeted threats upon interrogation,

“Much as our counter terror task teams have greatly weakened the ADF, criminal elements and other hostile groups in the country, the sponsors of terrorism, are trying hard to reconstitute and re-establish operational terror cells and related capabilities. Their operational cells are mobile, autonomous, and flexible in the range of their targets or objectives” he said.

”Although we have now entered day 80, since the deadly suicide attacks occurred at CPS and Parliamentary Avenue, we have credible information indicating that, these hostile groups are determined to carry out attacks to reveal their existence. “ Enanga added.

Mr Enanga also stated that their tactics include use of suicide bombers, attacks on VIP’s and security personnel, ride along shoot and kill, on bodabodas, use of AK 47 SMG random attacks and bomber attacks.

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He thanked   the local communities who furnished police with relevant information about these hostile cells that had started recruiting individuals for terrorism purposes.

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