The Joint Intelligence and Counter Terror Task Teams, have arrested another member of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), terror cell and recovered an assortment of terror-related exhibits.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has identified the suspect Isma Kiyemba, a 24-year-old, male adult and resident of Makandwa village, Kajjansi Town Council, in Wakiso District.
Enanga noted that Kiyemba was tracked down and arrested using advanced surveillance techniques.
“Upon arrest, he led the team to a search at his premises at Kajjansi, where an assortment of bomb-making materials,” he said.
According to police, the items recovered 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.
“In addition, a Bank Visa card and materials used in the manufacture of destructive devices including experiments were also recovered and exhibited,” Enanga added.
Enanga says that the joint security forces have further established that the suspect was the one who assembled the suicide jacket and belt that was detonated by Muzafaru Matovu, on the Swift Safaris bus at Lungala, in Mpigi, which left one person (Matovu) dead and another Injured.
The police mouthpiece revealed that Kiyemba was also in the process of assembling another IED, on the instructions of an ADF commander, whose details he availed to the joint task team.
“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 revealed.
He added, “As the Joint Security Agencies, we continue to investigate, respond and counter all threats against our citizens and country.”
Enanga noted that the operations targeting the remaining agents, collaborators and operatives are ongoing.
He cautioned the public that the threat environment still exists, which calls for extra caution and vigilance, as they go about their daily activities.