Following the tragic incident of terrorism that occurred on the 23.10.2021, in which Nyinaneza Emily lost her life and 4 others sustained critical injuries, the Security Agencies from the Joint Anti-terrorism Unit, the Joint Intelligence Components of CMI, CI and ISO, CID, conducted several intelligence-led operations, that led to the arrest of 48 suspects.
According to police,the arrested suspects are highly linked to the acts of terror in the country.
“Those involve single individuals, those operating in small cells that have been broken and others on various activities of terrorism,” says Police spokesperson Fred Enanga.
Enanga warns the public that the threats of terrorism, especially on soft targets, are still in existence.
“And as we continue to expand our intelligence-led operations, to ensure all Ugandans and visitors are protected. We call upon the public to be extra alert against the threats of terrorism, which come amidst the threat of COVID-19. And while these arrests present a positive step, there is still work to be done to identify all persons responsible,” he says.
He applauds the public for being vigilant and showing solidarity in the fight against terrorism.
“The best defence against any terrorist threats is a collective community effort where security agencies and the public come together to minimize the chance of an attack and that is why, we have launched the massive sensitization and awareness campaigns on vigilance,” he says.