KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police and its sister security agencies have released the identities of 12 suspects arrested in connection to the rebel Allied Democratic Front (ADF).
Speaking to journalists on Monday at Police Headquarters in Naguru, Forces Spokesperson Fred Enanga identified the 12 ADF suspects as; Kambale Jovas, Kasali Mbusa, Omirambi John Baptist, Baluku Anthony, Mukwaya Edgar, Bukuya Andrew, Hanifa Hamil, Harimana Tonanta, Kamuri Tonento, Murani Simeo and Sengudde Simeo.
Enanga said the suspects were picked up from Ntoroko and Kyenjojo districts following heightened security surveillance explaining that this was a result of the heightened security alertness since the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) launched an offensive against the ADF rebels in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).]
In November last year, the UPDF crossed into DRC following the last year’s bombings in Kampala, which claimed the lives of five civilians and four suspected suicide bombers.
Enanga claimed that because of the destruction occasioned on the ADF, they are angry and have made various attempts to revenge against Uganda.
“We are doing all that is possible to ensure that they don’t attack Uganda. What we have done in these 55 days, has helped to keep Ugandans safe. As we take back children to school, we need to be very careful, ADF might want to strike again,” Enanga said.
At least over 120 people linked to ADF have been arrested since mid-last year. The majority of the suspects are yet to appear in the courts of law.
City lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima who has been representing the terror suspects, says that some of them are still locked up at the Special Investigations Division.