Photos: Six arrested as UPDF discovers explosives in Nabweru

Man Jose Kayima

UPDF and Police have arrested six suspects on Monday morning over possession of explosives in Nabweru.

The six suspects are Hamidu Ssekidde, Muhammad Kalyango, Abdul Katamba, Arafat Ssali, Emmanuel Asiimwe and Hamidu Muyondi.

The suspects were arrested in the ongoing joint operation between UPDF and Police in Nabweru North, Nansana Division, Nansana Municipality, Wakiso district.

One of the suspects (Photo by Nile Post)

“After getting our technical and human intelligence information last night, our forces came to this place (Nabweru) and managed to arrest four people. These people are having gadgets that make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The IEDs are mostly used negative elements in countries like Somalia, DRC and recently in Uganda when they hid us” Major Charles Kabona, UPDF’s 1st Division spokesperson said as quoted by Daily Monitor

Another suspect Photo by Nile Post

According to army Spokesperson Felix Kulayigye, the explosives were going to be used within the city centre

“Explosives found in Nabweru on the road to Kazo. These were to be used today in the city by those planning to paint it red. The media should go and see for themselves.” Kulayigye tweeted

The exhibits recovered include 12 wine bottles, wielding binder nails, charcoal dust, sugar, a jerrycan of petrol, matchboxes, blasting cup, dynamite and candlewick, among others.

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