13 Suspected Terrorists, Mai-Mai rebels arrested in Uganda
13 suspected members of the Allied Democratic Force-ADF terror cell and Mai-Mai rebel group have been captured by the joint security team.
According to CP Fred Enanga the police spokesperson, eight of 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.
Enanga told a press conference at Naguru on Monday that the eight who 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.
They were found hiding at Christ for the Latter Day Saints and they tried to put up some resistance but they were subdued. Enanga says police has been surveilling the rebels for months. The three arrested from Zombo also had a vehicle and two motorcycles which we believe we're being used for their subversive acts.
He told the press that there is no need for panic because they haven’t detected terror-related incidents of a massive nature. Adding that police and sister security agencies are assessing the seriousness of the UK terror warning.
Meanwhile, two other suspected Mai-Mai rebel members have been arrested from Kasese Municipality. They are identified as Bwambale Moses and Byakumbagere James. According to Enanga, the duo has been hiding in DR Congo for more than 10 years but suspiciously returned to the area last week.