Police Arrest Terror Suspect In Swift Bus Bombing

Police Arrest Terror Suspect In Swift Bus Bombing

By Ivan Mwine
The police have have arrested another suspect in the Swift Bus bombing that occurred on  October 25th, 2021, in Lungala, Mpigi, along  Masaka-Kampala Road, leaving one person dead and others injured.

The police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga revealed Thursday during a press conference that through the Joint Intelligence and Counter Terror task teams, they have arrested a terror suspect alleged to have assembled the suicide jacket and belt that was detonated on the Swift Safari bus at Lungala, in Mpigi district in October.

Enanga revealed  that the suspect has been identified as Isma Kiyemba, a resident of Makandwa village, Kajjansi Town Council in Wakiso district, who was tracked down and arrested using advanced surveillance techniques.


“By the time of his arrest, Kiyemba was in the process of assembling another IED on the instructions of an Allied Democratic Force -ADF commander whose details he availed to the joint task team,” Enanga said.

He added that 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. 

They also recovered a Bank Visa card and materials used in the manufacture of destructive devices including experiments, were also recovered and exhibited.

“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 noted.

He emphasised that; “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.”

“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,” he stressed.


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