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Uganda Police calls for vigilance amid ongoing terror threats

The Uganda Police Force is urging members of the public to stay vigilant in light of ongoing terrorism threats within the country, despite successfully recovering 6 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in various locations within the Kampala Metropolitan area, including Mabiito in Nateete, Ngobe – Bunamwaya, Miracle Centre, and Lungujja, thanks to the efforts of security agencies.

SCP Enanga Fred, the Police Spokesperson, says that out of the 6 suspects apprehended, two have been released, while the remaining 4 individuals, strongly connected to the bomb threats, remain in custody. The search for additional suspects is still underway.

During a media briefing at Naguru Police Headquarters on Monday, Enanga emphasized the Joint Anti-terrorism task team’s continuous efforts to investigate the bomb threat.

“The Joint Anti-terrorism task team investigating the bomb threat continues to pursue several lines of inquiry to establish whether the IEDs are linked, how the devices are prepared, and persons instigating the acts of terrorism. We are incredibly grateful to the Joint Task Team for doing everything possible to keep the public in KMP safe. As a country, we will never be intimidated by terrorism. We will always defeat those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life,” said Enanga.

He also stressed the importance of remaining vigilant as they pursue other conspirators. He warned all Ugandans and visitors within the country about the serious threat posed by suspected ADF rebels who employ IEDs, emphasizing that these threats jeopardize Uganda’s existing peace, safety, and security.

Sarah K. Biryomumaisho is a Multimedia journalist (Broadcast & Writing) with 11 years of experience. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute and a Certificate in Media Management from Women in News. She completed a Course in Wikimedia in 2020, making her one of the very few Wikipedia Editors in the country. She also has a certificate in Gender Justice Reporting from The International Women's Media Foundation, IWMF. She has worked with a number of media houses including 6 Radio stations, most recently Galaxy fm 100.2 & Radio 4. She has worked with Andariya Magazine as a writer. Sarah worked as a Digital Communications consultant for the newly revived Uganda Airlines and is also a Digital enthusiast. She owns a Media Organization called TheUgPost that publishes in Uganda and has a global reach. Twitter; https://twitter.com/BiryomumaishoB

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