“There is no need to elevate the threat levels” – Uganda Police, on UK Terrorist Threats In Uganda.
Written by Conrad Comrade on October 15, 2021
The UK government has called on their nationals currently situated in Uganda, to be extremely vigilant about their security especially in crowded and public places like hotels, transport hubs, restaurants and bars and during sporting events or gatherings.
However police spokesperson Fred Enanga has said there is no need to elevate the threat levels as he claims the situation is being taken care of by Ugandan operatives. Police has on the same note put a Shs.20M bounty on the head of a suspected domestic terror cell leader.
He however confirms that there are sleeper cells already in the country and efforts to dismantle them are ongoing.
Although the UK did not mention which terrorist group is behind the threat, Ugandan security agencies recently accused the Allied Democratic Forces, ADF, rebels of attempting to carry out terror attacks within the borders of the country.
Last week, security agents shot dead a suspected ADF rebel, a 25-year-old named Hamid Nsubuga in Kampala.He was allegedly planning to assassinate a local politician in the metropolitan area.
This worsens an already tense security atmosphere in the country as it is quick on the heels of the recently ongoing murders by machete welding assailants in the greater Masaka region
Uganda has witnessed multiple terror threats in recent years following the July 2010 terror attacks in Kampala which killed dozens of people and countless injured. The orchestrators of this events were presumably brought to justice as 11 men were sentenced by the high court in 2011 for their involvement in the bombings.