President Museveni Tuesday said the terrorists have exposed themselves at a time when Uganda’s security infrastructure has improved, compared to what it was in 2018 when he made the speech to Parliament.
Mr Museveni further said the terrorists who blew themselves up near the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala and at the IGG’s office along Parliament Avenue are manipulated and confused Bazzukulu (grandchildren).
Describing them as pigs, the president identified the suicide bomber of CPS Mansoor Uthman and the one at Parliamentary Avenue as Wanjusi Abdallah.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the explosions that killed three people and left several others wounded.
“They have exposed themselves when we are more ready for urban terrorism. They will perish. Rural terrorism was defeated in 2007 in the Semliki National Park. I am referring to the dead terrorists as manipulated victims of confusion. The real pigs are people like Nsubuga, the so-called Sheikh that confused young people at Lweza. If blowing oneself up will send one to Jaanaa, let him blow himself up as an example instead of manipulating young children,” Mr Museveni said in a Tuesday evening statement before adding “The terrorists invited us and we are coming for them.”
Below is the president’s full statement;
To the Ugandans, especially the Bazzukulu.
Today at 10:00hours, some pigs (in reality manipulated and confused Bazzukulu), apparently, blew themselves up, near the IGG office and the other near CPS.
At about 10:30hours, the CMI/Police squads injured and captured the third terrorist in the area of Katooke, Bwaise with his bomb. He, later, died but gave us very good information before dying. His name is Musa Mudasiri.
The bomber of CPS was by the names of Mansoor Uthman and the one of the IGG office is by the names of Wanjusi Abdallah. All these are part of the ADF group that attacked Gen. Katumba in June.
As I told the country before, by attacking Gen. Katumba, these terrorists, exposed themselves at a time when our security (anti-crime) infrastructure has improved, compared to what it was in 2018 when I made the speech to Parliament.
Since the attack on Gen. Katumba, the following has been achieved:
- Seven (7) have been killed while resisting arrest;
- Eighty-one (81) have been arrested; and
- 3 have been killed by the bombs they were carrying.
The 2 of today were, therefore, running away from being arrested
We have been hunting for them since the Katumba incident.
Those killed since the Katumba incident are:
3.Moses Mudasiri (the one of today);
6.Serwadda Juma; and
7.Amin Kawawa Mustapha.
The one who blew himself in the bus was Matovu Muzafari. Unfortunately, 3 people died in today’s incident apart from the 3 suicide bombers. The injured are 36. Apart from hunting the terrorists, the country’s strategy of vigilance (alertness), is helping to minimize damage.
The suicide bombers at both CPS and IGG office were forced to detonate their bombs at the checkpoint of Police outside and also outside of the IGG office. Therefore, the public should maintain vigilance of checking people at entry points to parks, churches, mosques, markets, etc
The Police will issue guidelines regarding securing the check-points because the check-points are protecting the buildings and the occupants. We are working with the neighbours to deal with those operating from outside.
They have exposed themselves when we are more ready for urban terrorism. They will perish. Rural terrorism was defeated in 2007 in the Semliki National Park. I am referring to the dead terrorists as manipulated victims of confusion.
The real pigs are people like Nsubuga, the so-called Sheikh that confused young people at Lweza. If blowing oneself up will send one to Jaanaa, let him blow himself up as an example instead of manipulating young children.
Three (3) IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) have been recovered including the one of today. The terrorists invited us and we are coming for them.