By Ivan Mwine
The Uganda Police and sister security agencies have arrested 12 people from various parts of the country who are suspected to be operatives and collaborators of terrorist group Allied Democratic Forces.
The arrested of the suspects, which comes a few months after the ADF masterminded terrorist attacks in Uganda, was confirmed by Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga in a statement he issued on Monday.
“As you are all aware, we have now entered day 55, since the two deadly attacks occurred at CPS and Parliament Avenue, without any new incidents”, Enanga said in a statement adding;
“ The Joint Counter-terror task team, continues to disrupt plans by remnants of the ADF terror cells. In the course of the last two weeks, they managed to arrest 12 suspected ADF agents and collaborators from the districts of Ntoroko and Kyenjojo.”
He identified the suspects as; Buli John, Kasali Mbusa, Kambale Jonas, Omirambe John Baptist.
Enanga revealed that those arrested in earlier police operations include; Baluku Anthony, Mukwaya Edgar, Bukuya Andrew, Hamuli Tenento, Hanifa Hamili, Sengude Simeo, Hareyimana Tonanta, Murani Simeo among others.
He noted that; “As you are all aware, our borderline with the Eastern DRC were tightened, to prevent all forms of infiltration by the ADF escaping from the DRC. As witnessed from the DRC, remnants of the ADF are moving in small groups and carrying out revenge attacks and violent retribution on civilians within the DRC.”
He thanked the joint security teams for their efforts in identifying agents and collaboration of such actors of violence.
He reiterated that; “We strongly believe the arrests made so far, will help mitigate the threats posed by the ADF, who are now wounded and more dangerous. Our operations to counter and confront all threats of terrorism and domestic extremism still continue.”
Enanga advised the public to keep in mind that the terror threats against Uganda are still active, and that the police call upon every Uganda to remain vigilant and cautious as they go about their activities.