Museveni admits Uganda is being hit by terrorists

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HE Yoweri Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the president of Uganda

NEWS– President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally come out and admitted that Uganda is under threat of terrorists.

In a public statement issued this afternoon by President Museveni, the person who died in the Ishaka bound Swift bus yesterday, was a terrorist (mutujju) by the names of Muzafala, but also calling himself Isaac Matovu.

The President wrote that Muzafara was part of the Pader group that had been sent by ADF to blow up the mourners during the funeral of late Maj. Gen Lokech.

“One of them, by the names of Katumba Abdu, was arrested in a Pader Hotel with his bomb-making equipment and he has been brought to court” He said.

President Museveni pointed out that a collaborator, by the names of Nsubuga Hamid fled from Pader to Kampala, where he was killed by the CMI operatives while resisting arrest.

The killing of Nsubuga, the arrest of Katumba, plus the killing of Lubwama Hussein others that were involved in the attack of Katumba and the arrest of Walusimbi Kamada, and 5 others that were also involved in the attack of Katumba has enabled Police and CMI, to arrest a large number of suspected operatives of ADF.

“Arresting or killing these suspected criminals, led to the hunt for Muzafala and others who are still on the run in Uganda and outside” He added.

The President said that what is not yet clear, is whether Muzafala blew himself up accidentally while carrying the bomb on his lap or he did so deliberately, however, he was being followed by CMI squads and the security shall get all of them.

According to President Museveni, the breakthrough followed the attack on Gen Katumba and that is when full accountability for the ADF criminals irreversibly started and their impunity ended in the phase of urban terrorism.

He observed that the defeat of their rural terrorism was in 2007 in the Semliki National Park and the present shallow effort is easy to defeat only that there is some vigilance by the people like checks at the hotels, churches, mosques or buses.

He assured that the Police will put out guide lines by following all the other shallow schemes that will be similarly defeated.

The President also used the time to wish the injured people quick recovery and said they attack on the bus is much regretted.