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Security Recovers Grenade, Gun from Home of Terror Suspect

Speaking on behalf of the joint security team, Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said a search was immediately conducted inside the room and an AK47 gun was spotted. When the search was expounded, more bomb making material, detonators and propellants were recovered.
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The joint anti-terrorism team has recovered a silver grenade and a Congolese marked AK47 gun at the home of a suspected member of Allied Democratic Forces ADF armed rebel group operating in Kampala metropolitan.

Armed to the teeth, anti-terrorism squad drawn from JATT, CI and CMI at the weekend raided a shop of Boda-boda rider Twaha Ssegujja alias Kisembo Joseph in Nakuwadde in Wakiso district following a revelation by Isma Kiyemba who had been arrested three days earlier.

Kiyemba had been picked in Lweza along Entebbe road but during interrogation he revealed that Ssegujja was his immediate supervisor. Security put Kiyemba in a Toyota Hiace commonly known as a Drone and led the armed team to Nakuwadde where Ssegujja was operating a retail shop.

Speaking on behalf of the joint security, Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said a search was immediately conducted inside the room and an AK47 gun was spotted. When the search was intensified, bomb making material, detonators and propellants were recovered.

“Twaha Ssegujja had a shop in Nakuwadde and we found a hidden store," Enanga said. "We recovered a silver grenade bomb concealed in a laptop bag, an AK47 gun, three suspected explosive boosters and three bags of ammonium nitrate packed in sacks of sugar.”

In his statement, Ssegujja said he comes from Kagadi district and he became a resident of Kampala in 2007. He started by doing odd jobs but later became a Boda-boda rider. In 2018, Ssegujja was recruited into ADF and he was taken to The Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC where he acquired military and bomb making skills.

“We have established that Ssegujja has been one of the main collaborators of one of ADF commanders Nkalubo who is on our wanted list of terror suspects," added the police spokesman. "Ssegujja was the main courier of ADF network and he was transporting bomb making material."

Security has rallied Ugandans to be vigilant because some terror members are yet to be arrested and pose a threat to human life. Police say that the arrest of Kiyemba and Ssegujja with bomb making material shows ADF is still determined to wreak havoc in Kampala and others towns.

Between October 23rd and November 16th, four Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were exploded in Kampala leaving five civilians dead together with four suspected suicide bombers. More than 100 terror suspects, agents, funders and collaborators have been arrested in joint anti-terrorism operations.

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