In recent developments, the joint efforts of the Uganda Police and various security agencies in Kampala have resulted in the recovery of five Improvised Electronic Devices (IEDs) within the city’s central business district. This operation comes in the wake of the interception of a potential terrorist threat aimed at Pastor Kayanja’s Miracle Centre Cathedral on Sunday.
The suspect, identified as Kintu Abdulahuman, a 28-year-old resident of Mbizinya village, Buwama Sub County in Mpigi District, was apprehended after the interception. He had been on the wanted list of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). Following his arrest, Kintu Abdulahuman revealed critical information. He confessed to being one of six terrorists involved in the plot and led authorities to their rented two-roomed house in Luungujja Zone 8. There, three additional IEDs were discovered.
As the investigation unfolded, more suspects were brought into custody. Five individuals were arrested in connection with the IED planted in the Mabiito area, Nateete Central B zone, Lubaga division in Kampala District. Another IED was found abandoned at Peaceful Guest House in Ngobe-Bunamwanya. This brings the total number of IEDs recovered and safely detonated to five. Currently, six suspects are linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in this case.
SCP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, commended the Joint Anti-terrorism Task Force (JATT), CMI, ISO, and CI teams, as well as the Police teams of CID, KMP, K9, and Forensic, for their dedicated efforts in neutralizing this potential terrorist threat.
It’s important to note that, despite these recent events, the overall security level in the country has not undergone significant changes. Authorities are actively monitoring the situation and remain prepared to respond to and mitigate any terror threats that may arise. SCP Enanga emphasized the continued need for vigilance among Ugandans and other citizens in the country. He urged people to remain alert when shopping, traveling, attending places of worship, partying, or celebrating, and to report any suspicious objects or unusual activity to the authorities.