President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that the person who died in the Ishaka- bound Swift bus explosion was a terrorist by the names of Muzafala, but also calling himself Isaac Matovu, 23, a resident of Kamuli A Zone in Kireka, Wakiso District.
The attack by Muzafala who died in the explosion, also injured a senior Police officer, Adrian Kwetegyereza, the acting Regional Police Commander for Greater Bushenyi who was seated behind him.
Museveni, however notes that What is not yet clear, is whether Muzafala blew himself up accidentally while carrying the bomb on his lap or he did so deliberately. However, he was being followed by CMI squads, “We shall get all of them.”
He revealed that Muzafala alias Matovu, was part of the Pader group that had been sent by ADF to blow up the mourners during the funeral of the late Maj. Gen Paul Lokech.
“One of them, by the names of Katumba Abdu, was arrested in a Pader Hotel with his bomb-making equipment he has been brought to court, his collaborator, by the names of Nsubuga Hamid fled from Pader to Kampala, where he was killed by the CMI operatives while resisting arrest,” Museveni noted.
Museveni notes that the killing of Nsubuga, the arrest of Katumba, plus the killing of Lubwama Hussein and others that were involved in the attack of General Katumba Wamala, and the arrest of Walusimbi Kamada, and 5 others that were also involved in the attack of Katumba, has enabled Police and CMI, to arrest a large number of suspected operatives of ADF.
The president says that arresting or killing these suspected criminals, led to the hunt for Muzafala and others who are still on the run in Uganda and outside.
Museveni noted that the breakthrough in the arrests, followed the attack on Katumba. “That is when full accountability for the ADF criminals irreversibly started and their impunity ended in the phase of urban terrorism.”
He explains that the defeat of their rural terrorism was in 2007 in the Semliki National Park, saying the present shallow effort is easy to defeat.
“Just some vigilance by the people e.g. checks at the hotels, churches, mosques or buses, etc., will immunize these gathering points against these bombs, the Police will put out guide lines. We are following all the other shallow schemes that will be similarly defeated. The injuring of some Ugandans in the bus is much regretted,” Museveni said.
Speaking to Journalists at the police Headquaters in Naguru, Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga revealed that Matovu alias Mustapha alias Muzafala was on the watch list of Anti-Terrorism Task Force commonly known as JATT.
Enanga, explains that Matovu was in accompany of another suspected terrorist who disembarked the bus at Maya village.
The bus was transporting 52 passengers from Kampala to Ishaka in Bushenyi District, out of these 50 survived unhurt.