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Security Authorities Arrest 16 Suspected ADF Members

Security Authorities Arrest 16 Suspected ADF Members

In a joint security operation targeting suspected Allied Democratic Forces – ADF training camp in Mityana, authorities have arrested 16 people.

The police has targeted suspected terror cells in different parts of the country ever since the Kampala twin blasts. These happened at the Central Police Station in Kampala and Parliamentary Avenue on November 16, 2021.

Last week, a joint team from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and Police counter-terrorism unit raided the home of Jimmy Kayiza in Busimbi, Mityana district.

“This was being used as a training hub for ADF rebel activities. A total of 16 suspects were arrested whereas military-like attire, jungle boots, electronic gadget, and mobile phones were recovered,” Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson said.

He revealed that they since transferred the group to the Special Investigations Division in Kireka.

Additionally, he said that they arrested another suspect in Kampala after he escaped the Luwero home raid last week.

A joint security team last week raided and arrested three people from the home of Umar Kabonge in  Kikubajinja zone in Luweero Town Council in Luweero District. Security recovered items like sulphuric acid powder, razor blades, a short gun and some other items at the Mityana facility.

Following last year’s blasts, security has intensified operations targeting sleeper cells for ADF. These are apparently in various parts of the country, especially in the central.

Enanga confirmed that many of these sleeper cells are still in existence but he noted that they will raid them.

“We have evidence to show that there are cells trying to recruit and radicalize members into the rebel ranks. These operations show we are in control of everything,” Enanga said.

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