By Spy Uganda
Kampala: According to the statement issued by CP Enanga Fred-Uganda Police Spokesperson, a terror suspect has been shot dead after jumping off a patrol vehicle while being escorted to Police Special Investigations Division (SID) in Kireka.
The suspect now deceased, has been identified as, Matovu Adam alias Manihajji aged 36, and resident of Ttula zone, Kawempe 1 ward, Kawempe Division.
”The Joint Counter Terror task team actively involved in the ongoing counter-terror operations, found themselves in a volatile situation, after a terror suspect, jumped off a patrol vehicle and tried to escape while being escorted to SID Kireka,” partially reads the statement.
Enanga says it is from the above background that the officers who were escorting the suspect responded immediately and fired warning shots while commanding him to stop but all in vain, which prompted them to shoot and maim. ”Unfortunately, the suspect succumbed to the bullet wounds at the scene around Naguru remand home,” adds Enanga.
Police further clarifies that the incident occurred after officers were returning from a very successful cordon and search operation in Kawempe Division, where ”they recovered an AK 47 gun, (without a serial number) but with 14 rounds.
Not only the above but Police says that they recovered a bag containing a suicide belt with suspected explosives, and an assortment of bomb-making materials and the suspected explosive was neutralized at the site, on safety grounds.
”The public should know that encounters with terrorism suspects are usually violent and full of uncertainty. The officers kept telling him to stop, but he did not adhere to their command. As we review, the shooting incident, we urge all suspects to always follow our due processes, to avoid such tragic incidents,” adds Police.