The Joint Counter Terror Task Teams have arrested Twaha Ssegujja aka Kisembo Joseph, a 37-year-old, male adult, and resident of Nakuwadde village, Nakabugo Parish in Wakiso district.
Ssegujja was arrested for his alleged ties with a terror cell that is responsible for recent bombings in the country.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that on 2.12.2021, the task teams tracked down and arrested Ssegujja after establishing that the suspect came to Kampala in 2007, from Kanyamiyaga village, Nyamiti parish, Kagadi district and joined the bodaboda industry.
His arrest came after that of Isma Kiyemba, a 24-year-old, suspected terrorist and member of the ADF terror cell in Lweeza, where they recovered an assortment of terror-related exhibits
In 2018, Ssegujja was allegedly recruited into the ADF ranks, and went to the Eastern DRC, for military training.
“In furtherance of the ADF plans in Uganda, he sneaked back into the country, with an AK47, and started carrying out tasks assigned to him by Meddie Nkalubo, aka Benjamin, aka Abubaker Saleh aka Isaac, who is suspected to be in South Africa or Zambia” Enanga says.
The terror suspect was disguising as a bodaboda rider and also had a shop at Nakuwadde village, that he was renting from Swaleh Abubaker. A thorough search was conducted at the shop, where police teams found a hidden store, with an assortment of weapons and bomb-making materials.
The items recovered included; an AK 47 Riffle, that had no magazine, a silver grenade bomb concealed in a laptop bag, 9 pairs of green gumboots, 5 airtel lines and two Itel phones, 389 detonating roads, 3 suspected explosive boosters, 2 bags of ammonium nitrate, packed in sugar sacks and 7 tins of chemical fluids, among others.
The two sets of recoveries and arrests within the course of last week have definitely dealt a big blow to the ADF terror cells. The suspect Twaha Ssegujja, was the main courier of the ADF networks and was actively involved in transporting the bomb-making materials and other weapons amongst their operatives. He had newly shifted in the area, where he had spent only 21/2 months from 15.09.2021.
Enanga says the public should know that the terror threats against Ugandans and other citizens in the country still exist, adding that they believe if these dangerous weapons were not recovered and left in the hands of the terrorists, the results would be more devastating for our citizens and visitors.
“As the Joint Security Agencies, we continue without operations aimed at preventing, deterring, stopping and dismantling the ADF infrastructure in the country; and any other deadly plots against Ugandans and other citizens in the country.”