By Our Reporter
The six suspected terrorist bombers arrested between 3rd September and 4th September, 2023 for planting improvised explosive devices in Kampala are linked to Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
This was revealed by police spokesperson, SCP Fred Enanga in a press briefing on Monday 4th September 2023 at Naguru Police Headquarters.
Enanga says the 6 were responsible for the IEDs planted at the main entrance of the Church, in Kayanja Triangle Zone, Lubaga Parish in Kampala District, Mabiito area within Nateete Central B zone, Lubaga division in Kampala district and another abandoned at Peaceful Guest House in Ngobe-Bunamwanya.
The successful arrest of the 6 followed the initial arrest of Kintu Abdulahuman, a 28 year old, resident of Mbizinya village, Buwama sub county in Mpigi district who was intercepted at Mayanja’s church.
According to Enanga, Kintu had disguised as a churchgoer but the Counter –terrorism officer using his instincts and expertise and used a bomb detector on the suspected black bag which detected the suspected IED.
After Kintu’s arrest, he admitted that they were 6 terrorists behind the plot, and further led the Joint Team of JATT officers, CMI, CI CID, KMP and Forensics, to their rented two roomed house, at Luungujja zone 8, where 3 other constructed IEDs were recovered. The rental units belonged to the Seventh Day Adventist. The bomb experts also detonated the 3 IEDs and further recovered ingredients of evidential value.
The IED that was detonated at Miracle Church had the following items, a dry battery (D and K-1987), detonator card, a container of powder, 57 nails of 4 inches, yellow cellotape, a phone battery itel and its housing.
Police warns the public to continue being vigilant as the terrorist threat is real.