Police has arrested seven suspected terrorists linked to terror group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). The suspects were picked from areas of Lukaya-Kalungi and Bulo village in Butambala district following a raid by the Directorate of Crime Intelligence in coordination with Counter-terrorism.
In a statement, the police said the suspects said they were being inspired, to carry out attacks on security personnel and VIP installations, within the country, by Imam Sulaiman Nsubuga, of the Lweza ADF Cell, who is still at large.
“We are aware of the planned attacks on security personnel and continue to review our security posture, in the face of these targeted threats. Much as our counter terror task teams have greatly weakened the ADF, criminal elements and other hostile groups in the country, the sponsors of terrorism, are trying hard to reconstitute and re-establish operational terror cells and related capabilities. Their operational cells are mobile, autonomous, and flexible in the range of their targets or objectives.”
“Although we have now entered day 80, since the deadly suicide attacks occurred at CPS and Parliamentary Avenue, we have credible information indicating that, these hostile groups are determined to carry out attacks to reveal their existence. Their tactics include use of suicide bombers, attacks on VIP’s and security personnel, ride along shoot and kill, on bodabodas, use of AK 47 SMG random attacks and bomber attacks,” read the statement in part.
The police says the threat is real and has called on members of the public to increase vigilance and caution.