Gen. Kayihura: Somali Terrorist Has Entered Uganda
Uganda’s Inspector General of Police Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura has threatened to arrest Kalita bus directors for aiding a suspected Somali terrorist’s entry into Uganda.
Speaking during the release of the Annual Crime and Traffic/Road Safety Report in Kampala Thursday, Kayihura said a terrorist of Somali origin sneaked into Uganda last week aboard one of the Kalita buses.
Carrying a bag, the dangerous man disembarked the bus shortly after the Busia border.
“The driver of the bus later picked this man from a very isolated place where buses do not park. On their way to Kampala, the driver was seen by intelligence personnel giving the terrorist directions that some car would come to pick him,” said Kayihura.
“We are going to ask these people of Kalita to explain this incident. If our investigations pin them on complicity, we shall arrest them,” warned the IGP.
He further revealed the hunt for the terrorist is under way as a joint operation with other security organs and Interpol.
He also promised to release the terrorist’s pictures to the press.
He alerted Ugandans to be on the lookout for any suspicious elements in their societies and report to the nearest police Station.
The revelation comes at a time when Uganda is preparing for the Martyrs’ Day celebrations in Namugongo.
At least 4,000 cops have been deployed in Namugongo to thwart any possible terror plan.
Dozens of sniffer dogs will comb the area for explosives till Marty’s Day - June 3, according to police authorities.
Al Shabaab terrorists struck Uganda in July 2010, killing over 70 innocent civilians.
They have since threatened to carry out more heinous attacks in revenge for being bombed out of Mogadishu and neighbouring towns.
Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye early this week said Uganda remains on high alert following an explosion in Nairobi on Monday that left dozens seriously injured.
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Updated on 2013-06-04 10:39
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