Those arrested from Njeru have been identified as Openjulu Hoard, Openjulu John, Jaker James Michael, Obratum Juventin, Olinga Simon Peter, Ngambi Jeraso Peter and Bob Patrick. The three others arrested from Zombo town include Warom Felix, Mutumba Muhamood and Bamusungire Robert.
The joint security team has arrested 13 suspected members
of the Allied Democratic Force-ADF terror cell and Mai-Mai rebel group.
the suspects have been arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence in
Buikwe district whereas others were picked by Crime Intelligence in the
areas of Zombo and Kasese districts.
According to a joint statement issued by Police Spokesperson
Fred Enanga, security alleged that the eight were arrested
from Njeru Municipality and three from Zombo town council are part of the group
that orchestrated an attack on Uganda People’s Defence Force –UPDF soldiers in
July this year.
The July attack left a UPDF soldier killed but five
suspected rebel members were also neutralized in a fire exchange that ensued. Security said that the group was also planning a series of terror attacks.
Those arrested from Njeru have been identified as Openjuru
Howard, Openjuru John, Jaker James Michael, Obratum Juventin, Olinga Simon
Peter, Ngambi Jeraso Peter and Bob Patrick. The three who were arrested from
Zombo town include Warom Felix, Mutumba Muhamood and Bamusungire Robert.
“Those in Njeru were hiding at Christ for the Latter
Day Saints and they tried to put up some resistance but they were subdued. They
have been surveilled for several months. The three arrested from Zombo also had
a vehicle and two motorcycles which we believe we're being used for their subversive
acts,” Enanga said.
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Five days ago, the UK warned her citizens living in
Uganda to be alert as they had received intelligence information about likely terror attacks on
busy places in Uganda such as restaurants, shopping centres, recreational and
Nevertheless, police say there is no need for panic because
they haven’t detected terror-related incidents of a massive nature. Enanga said
police and sister security agencies are assessing the seriousness of the UK terror
Two other suspected Mai-Mai rebel members have been arrested
from Kasese Municipality. These include Bwambale Moses and Byakumbagere James. The
duo, according to security, has been hiding in DR Congo for more than 10
years but suspiciously returned to the area last week.
“There are fears by Ugandans regarding terror alerts issued by the UK and the French embassy. But we urge the public to keep calm despite the
advisory from the UK and French Embassy to their citizens. As security, we take cognizance
of the security alerts. We are subjecting the security threats to validation”
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Security identified the vehicles and motorcycles
allegedly planned to be used by ADF linked terror cells as UAV 629S Toyota
Premio, motorcycles UFK 162A and UER 049F that were allegedly picked from Mutumba
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.