Another ADF-linked terror suspect with bomb making materials arrested.
Written by Derrick Asaba on December 1, 2021
The Joint Intelligence and Counter Terror Teams have arrested another member of the ADF terror cell and recovered an assortment of terror-related exhibits.
As revealed by the Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the suspect is identified as Isma Kiyemba, a 24 year old male adult and a resident of Makandwa village, Kajjansi Town Council in Wakiso district.
Enanga noted that Kiyemba was tracked down and arrested using advanced surveillance techniques and managed to lead their task teams to a search at his premises on arrest.
“…where an assortment of bomb making materials which included chemical fluids, 5 capacitors, electric and copper wires, batteries, screws, nails, a digital timer, 2 electric mortars, 5 mobile phones and several sim cards were recovered,” Enanga revealed.
In addition, a Bank Visa card and materials used in the manufacture of destructive devices including experiments were also recovered and exhibited.
Enanga clarified that Police further 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 district.
“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,” he added.
Recently on Tuesday November 16, two terrorists blew themselves up, one near the IGG office and the other near CPS. Minutes later, the CMI/Police squads injured and captured the third terrorist in the area of Katooke, Bwaise with his bomb.
This occurred 22 days after the suicide bomb attack on a Swift Safaris Bus, which attacks were a clear sign that the ADF linked radicalized groups, still have a desire to carry out lethal attacks, on soft targets, using suicide attackers and improvised explosive devices.
Enanga noted that as the Joint Security Agencies, they continue to investigate, respond and counter all threats against the citizenry and country.
“The operations targeting the remaining agents, collaborators and operatives are ongoing,” he said.
He urged the public to be extra cautious and vigilant as they go about their daily activities, and report any threatening or suspicious activity to the nearest security agency since the threat environment still exists.