President Yoweri Museveni has disclosed that the main suspect responsible for the recent bomb explosions in Kampala and Wakiso is likely to have escaped to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) following failed attempts at carrying out terror attacks.
According to Mr. Museveni, the bomb that detonated at Kikuba-Mutwe in Kabalagala, Makindye Division on Saturday evening was intended for placement at one of the pork joints in the area before it unexpectedly exploded.
In a Twitter statement on Wednesday evening, President Museveni shared that another bomb in Nabweru exploded in an uninhabited house where the alleged criminals had stored it, as security forces closed in on them.
Expressing caution, the president advised against the implementation of roadblocks and other drastic measures that might inconvenience the public, emphasizing the need for security forces to rely on intelligence measures to locate and apprehend the suspects.
Drawing an analogy to the removal of jiggers from a person’s body, President Museveni urged patience in dealing with the situation. He suggested that, just as villagers carefully locate and remove jiggers without causing harm, security forces should employ intelligence to identify and apprehend the suspects without causing unnecessary panic.
On Monday, the police announced a reward of Shs40 million for information leading to the capture of two alleged ADF militants: Musa Kamusi, the current commander of the ADF splinter group, and Habib Sulaiman, the suspected mastermind behind the twin explosions in Nansana Division and Makindye Division.
Addressing concerns about the state of roads in the country, President Museveni noted that while there are potholes in certain parts of Kampala, the overall road situation is not alarming, except for a few busy roads in the capital. He reassured that traffic is substantial, movement occurs 24 hours a day, and the roads on the Uganda side are generally in good condition.