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Man who died in Ishaka Swift Bus was a terrorist – Museveni

Written by on October 27, 2021

President Yoweri K. Museveni has revealed that the person who died in the Ishaka-bound bus yesterday, was a terrorist loosely referred to as ‘Mutujju’.

The incident occurred at Lungala in Mpigi district along the Kampala-Masaka Highway as a bus belonging to Swift Safaris Bus Company moved passengers from Kampala to Ishaka in the western region of Uganda.

According to Police, Muzafala was in company of another suspected terrorist who got off the bus at Maya village. Also, 50 of the 52 passengers that were on the bus survived unhurt.

The terrorist, Muzafala but also calling himself Isaac Matovu, was part of the Pader group that had been sent by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) to blow up the mourners during the funeral of late Maj. Gen Lokech as noted by Museveni.

One of those that had been sent by ADF named Abdu Katumba was arrested in a Hotel located in Pader with his bomb-making equipment and has since been brought to court.

Katumba’s collaborator known as Hamid Nsubuga fled from Pader to Kampala, where he was killed by the CMI operatives while resisting arrest.

“The killing of Nsubuga, the arrest of Katumba, plus the killing of Lubwama Hussein others that were involved in the attack of Katumba and the arrest of Walusimbi Kamada, and five others that were also involved in the attack of Katumba has enabled Police and CMI, to arrest a large number of suspected operatives of ADF. Arresting or killing these suspected criminals led to the hunt for Muzafala and others who are still on the run in Uganda and outside,” Museveni noted.

However, what has not been clear yet is whether Muzafala blew himself up accidentally while carrying the bomb on his lap or he did so deliberately.  Museveni said that Muzafala was being followed by CMI squads and vowed to hunt them all down.

The breakthrough followed the attack on Katumba and that is when full accountability for the ADF criminals irreversibly started and their impunity ended in the phase of urban terrorism. The defeat of their rural terrorism was in 2007 in the Semliki National Park.

“The present shallow effort is easy to defeat.  Just some vigilance by the people e.g. checks at the hotels, churches, mosques or buses, etc., will immunize these gathering points against these bombs,” Museveni reiterated.

The President has thus asked the Police to put out guide lines and assured the public that they are following all the other shallow schemes that will be similarly defeated.

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