Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has confirmed that Joint Intelligence and Counter Terror Task Teams have arrested another member of the ADF terror cell, and recovered an assortment of terror related exhibits.
In a statement issued on December 01, Enanga identified the suspect as Isma Kiyemba, a 24-year-old, male adult and resident of Makandwa village, Kajjansi Town Council, in Wakiso District.
Kiyemba is said to have been tracked down and arrested using advanced surveillance techniques, according to the police spokesperson.
The suspected terrorist, who has since been linked to a bomb blast on an Ishaka-bound bus, is said to have revealed more information about the missions he was planning as well as the bomb-making materials he had in his house.
“Upon arrest, he led the team to a search at his premises at Kajjansi, where an assortment of bomb making materials which included; Chemical fluids, 5 capacitors, electric and copper wires, batteries, screws, nails, a digital timer, two electric mortars, 5 mobile phones and several Sim cards were recovered. In addition, a Bank Visa card and materials used in the manufacture of destructive devices including experiments, were also recovered and exhibited,” said Enanga.
“We have 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. 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.”
Enanga has since preached more vigilance among members of the public.
“As the Joint Security Agencies, we continue to investigate, respond and counter all threats against our citizens and country. The operations targeting the remaining agents, collaborators and operatives are ongoing,” he noted.
“We also want to inform the public that the threat environment still exists, which calls for extra caution and vigilance, as they go about their daily activities, and further remind them, to report any threatening or suspicious activity, to the nearest security agency.”