Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has revealed that a terror suspect has been shot dead by the Joint Counter Terror task team.
Enanga said that the incident happened after a terror suspect jumped off a patrol vehicle and tried to escape.
“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.
The officers responded immediately and fired warning shots while commanding him to stop but all in vain, which prompted them to shoot and main,” said Enanga.
The suspect succumbed to the bullet wounds at the scene around Naguru remand house.
The suspect now deceased, has been identified as, Matovu Adam alias Manihajji aged 36, and resident of Ttula zone, Kawempe 1 ward, Kawempe Division.
According to Enanga, the officers were returning from a cordon and search operation in Kawempe Division, where they recovered an AK 47 gun, (without a serial number) but with 14 rounds, a bag containing a suicide belt with suspected explosives, and an assortment of bomb-making materials.
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,” he said.