December 7, 2021

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Komamboga, Swift bus blast suspect eludes arrest, landlord detained

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The joint counter-terror tactical teams, carried out a raid on the 4.11.2021, at around 11.30pm, at the home of Kaggwa Umar, who was harbouring one of the most wanted terror suspect, identified as Muwonge Yusuf, a 28 year old, male adult, linked to the bombings in Komamboga, Ttula Kawempe and on Swift Safaris.

The home is located in Kireka Bbira Village, Nakaboga Parish, and in Wakiso District.

“We believe the dangerous terrorist, Muwonge Yusuf, escaped moments before the raid on his hideout,” said police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga on Friday.

He however, 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.

The hallmarks were similar to the detonated improvised electronic devices, in Ttula Kawempe, Komamboga and on the Swift safaris bus.

Enanga said they have launched a serious manhunt for Muwonge Yusuf, who appears to have been operating in the same domestic terror cell, with Matovu Isaac alias Muzafaru, the suicide bomber.

He is in a hyper mood, and has shifted from Lweeza, where he was staying with Matovu Isaac, moved to Wamala Katooke, Nansana and his last hideout in Kireka –Biira.

“We want to warn anyone who will be found harbouring or aiding Muwonge Yusuf, that they will face serious consequences for doing so.”

“We have meanwhile arrested his landlord, identified as Kagwa Umar, for harboring the dangerous suspect at his home in Kireka –Bbira, being in possession of a bomb and as to whether he has any connections, to the radical ADF linked groups, in the country.”

The operations to counter all forms of terror are ongoing, and have so far led to several arrests and recovery of dangerous weapons.

“We want to assure all Ugandans and visitors in the country that we are doing everything within our means to ensure their peace, security and safety. We further urge them to report any suspicious activity to 112 or 999 or 0800199699 as they go about their normal business.”

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