Real Pigs: Museveni assures to track all terror elements in country.
Written by Derrick Asaba on November 17, 2021
Following yesterday’s twin bomb blasts, the President of the Republic of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has since come up and given assurance that such terror attacks shall be put to an end.
“The Police will issue guidelines regarding securing the check-points because the check-points are protecting the buildings and the occupants. We are working with the neighbors to deal with those operating from outside. They have exposed themselves when we are more ready for urban terrorism. They will perish. Rural terrorism was defeated in 2007 in the Semliki National Park,” said Museveni.
At about 10:00am on Tuesday November 16, two terrorists who President Museveni addressed as pigs, blew themselves up, one near the IGG office and the other near CPS. At 10:30am, the CMI/Police squads injured and captured the third terrorist in the area of Katooke, Bwaise with his bomb.
To the Ugandans, especially the Bazzukulu.
Today at 10:00hours, some pigs (in reality manipulated and confused Bazzukulu), apparently, blew themselves up, one near the IGG office and the other near CPS.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) November 16, 2021
Museveni noted that the bomber in Katooke named Musa Mudasiri later died but gave them very good information before dying. The bombers of CPS and the IGG office were Mansoor Uthman and Wanjusi Abdallah respectively.
“The first attack occurred near the check point to the Central Police Station, in Kampala at around 10.03am. The fresh footage on CCTV clearly indicates how a male adult, putting on a black jacket, and carrying a backpack, detonated himself. He died instantly and the spillover effect caused additional injuries to police officers and other civilians who were within a radius of 30 meters. Another bomb blast occurred within three minutes at Raja Chambers and Jubilee Insurance Building along Parliament Avenue. Two suicide bombers were clearly captured, on motorcycles, disguising as bodaboda riders. They detonated the bombs they were carrying on themselves, which killed them instantly. The spillover effects damaged several motor vehicles and buildings at both scenes of attack,” Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga further clarified.
The President referred to the dead terrorists as manipulated victims of confusion. “The real pigs are people like Nsubuga, the so-called Sheikh that confused young people at Lweza. If blowing oneself up will send one to Jaanaa, let him blow himself up as an example instead of manipulating young children,” he said.
He further reiterated that all these are part of the ADF group that attacked Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala in June.
“As I told the country before, by attacking Gen. Katumba, these terrorists, exposed themselves at a time when our security (anti-crime) infrastructure has improved, compared to what it was in 2018 when I made the speech to Parliament,” he added.
Since the attack on Gen. Katumba, Museveni revealed that 7 have been killed while resisting arrest, 81 have been arrested and 3 have been killed by the bombs they were carrying.
Tuesday’s incidents unfortunately left 3 people dead apart from the 3 suicide bombers and 36 were left injured and are being nursed at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
Coming 22 days after the last suicide bomb attack on a Swift Safaris Bus, these attacks are 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.
Promising to track down all elements aimed at destabilizing Uganda, Museveni has therefore urged the public to be more careful especially at entry points to bus parks, hotels, churches, mosques, markets, etc and Therefore, the public should maintain vigilance of checking people.
On the other hand, Enanga noted that although the Joint Counter Terror teams have mitigated bomb threats and attacks for the last 22 days, yesterday’s breakthrough attacks show that more needs to be done to pre-empt, penetrate and prevent deadly attacks by domestic extremists, in the days to come.
“For now, the bomb threats are still active, and cannot be solved in one go, which calls for the popular intelligence and vigilance of the community. As you are all aware, we have managed to counter several bomb threats, and also neutralized several suspicious packages and device-related incidents across the nation,” said Enanga.
Enanga said that these kinds of threats remain significant because IEDs and suicide bomb jackets can easily be built from common household, items found in local markets, retail shops and supermarkets.
He thus encouraged all business persons who unconsciously sell items that are used to sell bombs and the public to be vigilant and voluntarily report suspicious activities, such as persons buying large amounts of chemicals and materials that can be used to build bombs.
“We reassure all Ugandans and visitors to the country that we continue to pursue all terrorists, their agents, operatives and collaborators, to help prevent the re-emergence of such acts of domestic terror,” Enanga added.