The Chief Political Commissar of Police, AIGP Asan Kasingye, has said that Muwonge Yusuf, a suspected close associate of Matovu Muzafaru of the bus terror incident in Mpigi, and who on Thursday abandoned a bomb in Kireka Bira after hot pursuit by security operatives and intelligence team has finally been arrested.
It is alleged that Muwonge had travelled with Matovu, on the Swift bus bound for Ishaka, that was hit by a bomb explosion which left one person (Matovu) dead and another injured.
Before the Swift bus explosion, a pork joint in Komamboga, Kampala was attacked by terrorists, where a bomb blast left one person dead and scores injured.
CP Fred Enanga in a statement on Friday said that Muwonge escaped before a raid at his hideout.
Enanga noted that, Muwonge’s landlord identified as Umar Kaggwa, was arrested in the raid carried out by the joint counter-terror tactical teams on November, 4 at around 11.30pm.
The home is located in Kireka Bbira Village, Nakaboga Parish, and in Wakiso district.
He however noted that before running, Muwonge, abandoned an assembled improvised electronic device, which appeared ready for planting.
“Our bomb experts managed to disrupt the explosive device and rendered it safe. The device was established to have; an electronic detonator, main charges, ball bearings, nails, batteries, black insulation tapes and a switch,” Enanga noted.
Enanga explained that the hallmarks were similar to the detonated improvised electronic devices, in Ttula Kawempe, Komamboga and on the Swift safaris bus.
Police had warned that Muwonge is in a hyper mood, and has shifted from Lweeza, where he was staying with Matovu, later moved to Wamala Katooke, Nansana and his last hideout in Kireka –Biira.
“We want to warn anyone who will be found harboring or aiding Muwonge Yusuf, that they will face serious consequences for doing so,” Enanga said.
The police mouth piece revealed that the operations to counter all forms of terror are ongoing, and have so far led to several arrests and recovery of dangerous weapons.
Security forces have since established that all the suspects are part of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a terror and rebel outfit operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Police says that the ADF have sleeper cells in Kampala which they have since activated.