The Joint Counter Terror Task Teams have tracked down and arrested a suspected ADF courier, Twaha Ssegujja aka Joseph Kisembo, 37, a resident of Nakuwadde village, Nakabugo Parish in Wakiso district.
Ssegujja’s arrest, follows an intensified 20 day joint operations since the deadly suicide attacks that occurred at CPS and Parliament Avenue.
The attacks, left 7 dead and over 20 injured.
According to Police Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, Ssegujja, was actively involved in transporting the bomb making materials and other weapons amongst their operatives.
He revealed that the Joint terror team established that the suspect came to Kampala in 2007, from Kanyamiyaga village, Nyamiti parish, Kagadi district and joined the bodaboda industry.
Enanga noted that after 11 years, in 2018, Ssegujja was recruited into the ADF ranks, and went to the Eastern DRC, for military training.
He said that the suspect sneaked back in the country. and started carrying out tasks assigned to him by Meddie Nkalubo, aka Benjamin, aka, Abubaker Saleh, aka Isaac, who is suspected to be in South Africa or Zambia.
“In furtherance of the ADF plans in Uganda, he sneaked back into the country, with an AK47, and started carrying out tasks assigned to him by Meddie Nkalubo, aka Benjamin, aka Abubaker Saleh aka Isaac, who is suspected to be in South Africa or Zambia,” Enanga said.
He said that the terror suspect was disguising as a bodaboda rider and also had a shop at Nakuwadde village, that he was renting from Swaleh Abubaker.
“He had newly shifted in the area, where he had spent only 2 months from September, 15, 2021,”Enanga said
He revealed that through a thorough search conducted at the shop, the security forces found a hidden store, with an assortment of weapons and bomb making materials.
The items recovered included; an AK 47 Riffle, that had no magazine, a silver grenade bomb concealed in a laptop bag, 9 pairs of green gumboots, 5 airtel lines and two Itel phones, 389 detonating roads, 3 suspected explosive boosters, 2 bags of ammonium nitrate, packed in sugar sacks and 7 tins of chemical fluids, among others.
Adding, “The two sets of recoveries and arrests within the course of last week, have definitely dealt a big blow to the ADF terror cells.
Enanga cautioned the public to keep in mind that the terror threats against Ugandans and other citizens in the country still exist.
“The fact that we are continuing to make these arrests and recover the weapons shows that the terror threats against Ugandans still exist and we strongly believe that if these dangerous weapons had not been recovered and left in hands of terrorists, results would be more devastating,” He said.
The security forces say that they have continued to disrupt plans by the ADF terror cells, to purposely deter them from carrying out, more deadly attacks in the country.
The developments on the backdrop of air and artillery offensives launched by both the UPDF and the Congolese army, FADRC against ADF camps in the Eastern parts of DRC earlier last week in an operation code-named Shujaa.