Uganda’s President, Yoweri Musveni has congratulated the country’s security agencies for a rad that resulted in the arrest of people believed to be behind the killing of a police officer last month.
Museveni delivered the congratulatory message through his Twitter account on Monday morning.
“Countrymen, Countrywomen and Bazukulu I am sure I am speaking on behalf of many of you when I congratulate the CMI squads which arrested a number of suspects in the killing of ASP Kirumira on Friday night. Quite a number of them will appear in court soon,” Museveni’s tweeter handle reads.
He adds, “In the process, one of them, by the names of Kateregga Abdu, was shot and later died of his injuries. It turns out that Kateregga was one of the ADF terrorists that had benefited from Amnesty in the past. It turns out that Kateregga Abdu was one of the ADF terrorists that had benefited from Amnesty in the past. This, therefore, is to put on notice all the killers that the wages of sin is death ( Romans 6:23 ).”
One person has been shot dead and nine others arrested in an operation in Namugoona, Lubaga Division.
The operation was carried on Friday night by operatives from the Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force-JAT. The dead suspect has since been identified as Abdul Kateregga, whose body was taken to Mulago Hospital for Post Mortem.
According to the Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, Katerega was pronounced dead on arrival at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
“In the course of arresting the nine suspects, one Katerega Abdul was injured and while he was being taken to Hospital for medical attention, he bled due to injuries sustained and was pronounced dead on arrival at Mulago National Referral Hospital,” read Kayima’s statement.
The nine arrested suspects whose identities are still being withheld have since been placed under police custody for screening and statement recording.
Kayima says that the raid followed intelligence information of a suspected terror cell in the area.
“The police and sister security agencies wish to thank members of the public that give such vital information to Security agencies so they crimes are effectively fought and wiped out,” Kayima says.