KAMPALA, UGANDA: President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday echoed determination to defeat potential terrorists involved in the Kampala Bomb Blasts that happened at Digida Pork Joint in Komamboga Kyanja a Kampala Surburb.
Speaking about the explosive attack through his social media accounts, the President said security and it’s intelligence are doing all they can to net the perpetrators of the bomb scare.
”The information I have is that three people came and left a package in kaveera (polythene bag) which later on exploded. It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators,” Mr Museveni said in a statement on his socials.
”The public should not fear. We shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don’t respect life,” Mr Museveni added.
According to some eyewitnesses this reporter spoke to on Sunday Morning, they claim to have ”observed close to three fatalities, despite Police in it’s Saturday statement stating only one fatality had been recorded.
By Sunday morning, Joint security forces had cordoned off the scene of crime with media coverage restricted to access the place of bomb attack.
Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga further said in a brief statement that investigations were already underway after the deadly incident that occured over two hours past a 7pm Covid-19 induced curfew.
”Our joint task teams from the bomb squad (were) called to thoroughly document the scene- to help determine whether the explosion arose out of an intentional act or not,” Enanga said, further asking the public ”to remain calm as we (police) establish the true circumstances surrounding the incident.”
UK ISSUES TERROR ALERT TO UGANDA
The explosive attack comes about one week after the United Kingdom issued terror alerts to the Ugandan security agencies of a pending attack on the country.
On October 14, the United Kingdom (UK) warned of an imminent terror attack in Uganda.
The East African nation last suffered a major terror attack July 11, 2010 after a militant Islamist group, Al-Shabab, killed over 75 people in a Kampala twin-bombing as hundreds watched a football World Cup final match.