Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni has revealed plans by his government to crackdown on the people behind the recent bombing in the nation’s capital, Kampala. He assured citizens saying that, the attacks are coming at a time when the country’s security infrastructure has improved. He added that, “the terrorists invited us and we are coming for them.”
“These terrorists, exposed themselves at a time when our security (anti-crime) infrastructure has improved, compared to what it was in 2018 when I made the speech to Parliament …They have exposed themselves when we are more ready for urban terrorism. They will perish. Rural terrorism was defeated in 2007 in the Semliki National Park.” Museveni said.
He went ahead to mention the actions taken by his government so far to address the issue. He stated that, “Seven (7) have been killed while resisting arrest; Eighty-one (81) have been arrested; and 3 have been killed by the bombs they were carrying.”
The president further said the police at post arrested some of the suicide bombers and had enough information about the people behind the attacks. “At about 10:30hours, the CMI/Police squads injured and captured the third terrorist in the area of Katooke, Bwaise with his bomb. He, later, died but gave us very good information before dying. His name is Musa Mudasiri” the President said.
Museveni who held the view that, the suicide bombers mere victims of confused religious indoctrination sent a message to the brain behind the indoctrination to blow himself up than use innocent people. “I am referring to the dead terrorists as manipulated victims of confusion. The real pigs are people like Nsubuga, the so-called Sheikh that confused young people at Lweza. If blowing oneself up will send one to Jaanaa, let him blow himself up as an example instead of manipulating young children,” Museveni said.
The president in his speech, cautioned the public to equally be vigilant to identify and report suspicious people to the police for a swift response. “The public should maintain vigilance of checking people at entry points to parks, churches, mosques, markets, etc” he said, adding that “the Police will issue guidelines regarding securing the check-points.”
Meanwhile, reports indicate that, the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the recent explosions in Kampala which killed three people and left several others wounded.