Police Arrest Suspected Terrorist, Recovers Assortments of Bomb-Making Materials


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In a police statement released July 31, 2023, by the Police Spokesperson SCP, Fred Enanga, the Directorate of Counter-Terrorism, in coordination with the territorial team of Kampala Metropolitan East, responded to an expulsion, that accidentally went off after its assembler tampered with it, at Banda zone II, Nakawa Division.

“The task force swung into action, cordoned off the area, conducted a search, and arrested a suspect identified as Collins Mugabe, aged 23 years,” Enanga said.

The police recovered at the scene an assembled IED assortment of other bomb-making materials, like 3 jerry cans of nitric acid, methanol, and ethanol, 6 bottles of potassium nitrate, potassium bromide, Ammonium nitrate, lead nitrate, aluminium metal powder, and notebooks on bomb-making materials.

Enanga added that the suspect had taken steps and constructed two IEDs, one of which went off mistakenly after he tampered with it at night.

“Our task teams are interrogating him further to establish whether he is linked to any terror group and if there are any potential targets,” Enanga said.

Police appreciates the counter-terrorism squad, the Bomb Squad, the territorial teams in KMP East, and the local community in Banda Zone II, Nakawa, for their efforts.

It serves as another reminder for continued vigilance in the community, and the arrest demonstrates our resolve and commitment to counter and neutralise all forms of terrorism and extremism in the country.

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