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Police put Shs20m on Sheik Bukenya, the most-wanted leader of suspected terror cells

Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga displaying the portrait of Sheikh Abu Ubaida Badir Diin Bukenya whom he said is their most wanted suspect for allegedly coordinating several murders of high profile government officials and aggravated robberies. PHOTO/ PPU

The Uganda Police has offered shs 20 Million for any information leading to the arrest of Sheikh Abu Ubaida Badir Diin Bukenya, its most wanted person suspected to be the overall coordinator of domestic terror cells in the country.

Sheikh Bukenya is alleged to have coordinated the assassination attempt of Works and Transport Minister Gen Edward Katumba Wamala which left him wounded and his daughter Brenda Nantogo and driver Haruna Kayondo dead.

Bukenya is also accused of coordinating several murders of high profiled government officials and aggravated robberies in the country.

Police had initially offered Shs5 million but said the increase would provide a significant incentive to anyone with credible information that would help lead to Bukenya’s arrest.

“The Joint Security Agencies have raised the reward for any information leading to the arrest of its Most Wanted Person, a one Sheikh Abu Ubaida Badir Diin Bukenya, the overall coordinator of domestic terror cells, in the country, from Shs5 million to Shs20 million. We believe the reward will provide a significant incentive to anyone with credible information that will help lead to his arrest,” Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said while addressing journalists.

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Enanga also revealed a major breakthrough in the Gen. Katumba shooting case after security operatives had arrested the second suspected shooter of Gen Katumba.

Huzaifa Wampa alias Kanaabe, who was reportedly arrested yesterday from his hideout in Luweero District in central Uganda is a former member of the defunct motorcyclist’s commercial transport organization, Boda Boda 2010, according to CP Enanga.

Kanaabe was allegedly transported by one Walusimbi Kamada alias Mudinka to the scene of the crime on June 1, 2021.

The first suspected assassin identified as Hussein Lubwama alias Christopher Kinene alias Master was shot dead two weeks ago by security operatives who alleged that he was resisting arrest. Three other suspects are said to have been killed by security personnel.



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