Commissioner of Police Fred Enanga identified the victim as Emmanuel Kato who was kidnapped on Saturday morning at around 10:00am, when his mother Nalongo Peace Kyoshaba left him home together with his twin brother Tom Waiswa to go get food items in the market.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga has identified the arrested suspects as Vuma Rodgers and Somon Ocugi. Vuma, according to Enanga, is the agent for China-Uganda –Congo company while Ocugi has been storing the victims in Star Guest House at Makerere for days before smuggling them into DRC.
Between October 23rd and November 16th, Uganda registered four bomb explosion which left nine people dead whereas more than 40 people were wounded. The latest Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) went off 13 days ago at Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) and Parliament Avenue at the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG).
Police claimed that Kirevu was killed, when its teams had gone to arrest him after getting information that he was recruiting people to join the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF, a rebel movement based in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has been accused of being behind the recent spate of bombings in Kampala.
Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson said that the Inspector general of police instructed the director of operations AIGP Edward Ochom to change tactics and start arresting and seizing all properties and gadgets in such bars that continue defying the COVID-19 guidelines in place.
Addressing Journalists at Police Headquarters Naguru, Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said that the prime suspect sheikh Rwangabo is on the run, but the teams arrested two of his accomplices Ibrahim Kaija and Muhammad Ssewakiryanga, plus 22 children who were found being trained and radicalized into ADF activities who were rescued.
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.
Museveni also revealed that 12 ADF terror members have been killed since the June 1st attack on works and transport minister Gen Edward Katumba Wamala an incident that left his daughter Brenda Nantongo and his driver Sgt Haruna Kayondo killed in a volley of ammunitions.
Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson, said security teams had gone to arrest Kirevu after getting information that he was recruiting people to join the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF, a rebel movement based in the Democratic Republic of Congo which has been accused of being behind the recent spate of bombings in Kampala.
According to the family, Sheikh Abbas Muhammad Kirevu of Masjid Jamia Gangu a resident of Ggangu B in Busabala Makindye Ssabagabo Division was gunned down in Katereke- Nsangi Kyengera Township, at one of his homes.
Commissioner of Police- CP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, told Uganda Radio Network (URN) that the public needs to be very careful with these incidents of terrorism because the attackers could also target the crowds that rush to gather at scenes.
At least two patrol vehicles with counter-terrorism, Field force unit officers and military personnel have been deployed at the different police stations to thoroughly check every person and their belongings before they are allowed to access the police station. Foot and motorized patrols are moving in areas around police stations at Jinja road, Kira Road, Jinja Road, Wandegeya Police stations and NaguruPolice headquarterS.
Apart from hunting the terrorists, the country strategy of vigilance (alertness), is helping to minimize damage. The suicide bombers at both CPS and IGG office were forced to detonate their bombs at the check point of Police outside and also outside of the IGG office.