Museveni unveiled the 12-point plan program following the murder of then Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga. The plan included installation of CCTV spy cameras, recruitment of LDUs, installation of tracking chips in cars and motorcycles, banning of hoods, digital number plates, electronic registration of all guns in the country.
Ever since the attack on former Chief of Defence
Forces (CDF) Gen Edward Katumba Wamala on June 1, Chieftaincy of Military
Intelligence, Crime Intelligence and Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce have
arrested over 100 terror suspects but 12 of them have been shot dead during investigations.
The killing of the 12 terror suspects was reaffirmed by
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in his Saturday evening address to the country in
regard to the recent four bombs blasts that have left nine people dead and
A bomb went off on October 23, at a pork joint in
Komamboga under Kawempe division leaving one female worker Emily Nyinaneza
dead. It took only two days for another bomb to go off inside a Swift Bus at
Lungala in Mpigi and only the alleged suicide bomber Isaac Matovu died out of
the 52 passengers.
On Tuesday this week, a suicide bomber later
identified as Mansoor Uthman detonated a bomb in his back bag at the quarter of
Kampala Central Police Station leaving two people dead and 22 others nursing
Three minutes later, another bomb exploded at the
office of Inspector General of Government (IGG) killing one person on spot but
another died in hospital. Security identified the bomber at IGG office as
Abdullah Wanjusi while their accomplice whose mission was reportedly to bomb
Bwaise in the evening was identified as Musa Mudasir was shot dead at 10:30am
on the same day.
CMI under the command of Maj. Gen. Abel Kandiho, CI
commanded by Brig. Chris Damulira and JATT commanded by Brig D B Twesigomwe started
by killing Hussein Lubwama alias Master in the wee hours of July 1. Maj. Gen
Paul Lokech who was later elevated to Lieutenant General upon his death was the
overall commander of the team hunting for Gen. Katumba attackers said Master was
killed fighting forces.
“The task team tracked down and arrested Lubwama
Hussein alias Kinene Christopher alias MASTER, a resident of Kabulengwa –
Kyebando in Nansana Municipality; who was arrested along Nansana Nabweru
road. The suspect who was the team leader and head of the domestic terror
cell, put up very stiff resistance to the extent of grabbing a gun from an
officer, but was subdued by the task team. He later succumbed to the injuries,”
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In the wee hours of July 2, military and police
commandos killed three more ADF linked terror suspects who include Juma Said,
Idris Sserwadda and Mustafa Kawawa alias Amin. The trio were shot dead while on
handcuffs at Kanyogoga, according to witnesses Uganda Radio Network (URN) spoke
to. Unfortunately, Gen. Lokech died of blood clot seven weeks later but Brig
Damulira, Brig Twesigomwe and Maj. Gen Kandiho have continued steering the hunt
for alleged terror suspects.
Security on October 4, killed Hamidu Nsubuga at
Kyebando claiming he was one of the ADF terror gang that wanted to blow
mourners of Gen Lokech burial in Pader. On November 5, security again killed
Adam Matovu in wee hours in Naguru. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, claimed Matovu
was escaping. But URN was informed by security sources that he was killed on handcuffs
“The Joint Counter Terror task team found themselves
in a volatile situation, after a terror suspect, jumped off a patrol vehicle
and tried to escape. Unfortunately, the suspect succumbed to the bullet wounds
at the scene around Naguru remand home. The suspect now deceased, has been
identified as, Matovu Adam alias Manihajji aged 36, and resident of Ttula zone,
Kawempe 1 ward, Kawempe Division," said Enanga.
Kiryowa alias Moses Kiryowa was arrested and shot dead on the day two bombs
were exploded at CPS and IGG office. Sheikh Muhammad Abbas Kirevu was shot dead
a day after the Kampala bombings. “The Sheikh was arrested and resisted
handcuffs. He however, attempted to escape while being escorted to the patrol
car, which led to a shooting, killing him instantly,” said Enanga.
though URN had earlier been informed about four other ADF linked suspects who
had been shot dead, security had not revealed their names until Museveni’s last
night address. Other victims include Atindiya Yasin, Musa Byaruhanga, Joshua Turikimanya
and Joseph Bagonza.
human rights lawyers like Dr. Livingstone Ssewanyana of Foundation for Human
Rights Initiative, Najib Kasule from the Network of Public Interest Lawyers and
Umar Nyanzi of Muslim Centre for Justice have termed the killing of the
suspects as extra-judicial, Museveni warns that ADF remnants should surrender
or else they will be killed.
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said all the arrested and killed suspects have been a result of the built security
infrastructure that resonate with his 12-point security plan unveiled on June
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unveiled the 12-point plan program following the murder of then Arua Municipality
MP Ibrahim Abiriga. The plan included installation of CCTV spy cameras,
recruitment of LDUs, installation of tracking chips in cars and motorcycles,
banning of hoods, digital number plates, electronic registration of all guns in
far more than 3000 CCTV cameras have been installed in Kampala and some of the
suspects were arrested or killed using footage captured by the cameras. More than
20000 LDUs have been recruited across the country while over 57,000 guns have
been electronically registered and fingerprinted save for military agencies.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.