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SFC, Counter Terrorism Form Special Team For Martyrs Day

Foot Pilgrims from Gulu Archdiocese resting (Courtesy Photo)

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Security agencies have formed a special anti-terrorism squad after receiving intelligence that terrorists linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have planned to attack pilgrims at Namugongo on Martyrs Day.

Martyrs Day will be marked on Monday but thousands of pilgrims have already arrived at both Catholic and Anglican Martyrs Shines.

With the numbers expected to hit more than one million, sources say security has learnt that the 14 ADF-linked terrorists who crossed into Uganda a month ago have been planning to cause havoc during Martyrs Day celebrations.

Police’s Counter-Terrorism (CT) building on intelligence gathered by Defence Intelligence and Security (DIS) formerly Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on Wednesday attacked a hideout of a wanted ADF terrorist Yasin Ddamulira in Mityana district and shot him dead.

Ddamulira’s death, according to Col Deo Akiiki, the deputy Defence Public Information Officer, came after DIS observed that he was in communication and it was decided to swiftly raid the place where signals had been detected.

Ddamulira is accused of having part and parcel of a group that attacked and detonated three bombs in Kampala in 2021 leaving five civilians and one police officer dead while 23 police officers and 10 other civilians survived with injuries.

However, sources say upon examining Ddamulira’s phone and other communication means, it has been established that he sneaked back into Uganda about five days ago and his mission was to supervise Namugongo attacks.

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