Crime & Investigation

How Al Shabaab Planned to Attack Busitema Campus

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga

The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has revealed how a suspected   Al Shabaab militant who tried to carry out an attack similar to one on Garissa College, adiposity entered Busitema University in Eastern Uganda.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Enanga explained that the suspected terrorist wanted to lure a student [names withheld] to help the insurgents access the university.

“According to the student, a one Abdul Karim of Somali origin called him on Friday (April 10) before asking him to facilitate his sneaking into the university without the detection of the authorities.

In fact he promised to give him any amount of money that he wished if his plans had gone through,” Enanga explained.

The police publicist however noted that the student immediately alerted security operatives in the area who commenced investigations into the matter.

“It seems the boy was timid but it would be good if he had accepted and then alerted police in a bid to lay a trap and arrest the suspect,” Enanga urged.

”We are however tracking down the phone number that the suspect was using in a bid to identify and arrest him.”

Al Shabaab terrorists recently killed 147 students at Garissa University College in North Eastern Kenya.

The militants attacked the hostels in which the students were residing at 5:00am before slaughtering them in cold blood.

According to Enanga, operations meant to track all suspected terrorists are ongoing throughout the country. He further urged the citizens to always report any suspected terror related incident to authorities on top of being vigilant.

“We have divided our teams throughout the country in a bid to look for any suspected terrorist because we know they operate in such a way that they have one top leader but with other groups under him spread in many areas.”

“The teams are looking out for background information about the suspects so far arrested in a bid to get better leads that will lead to more arrests,” Enanga noted.


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