Terrorist gunned Down in Naguru. A terror suspect has succumbed to bullet wounds sustained after he jumped off a patrol vehicle in an attempt to escape from the Joint Counter Terror task team who shot at him.
According to Trumpet, the security officers who have been actively involved in the ongoing counter terror operations, found themselves in a sticky situation after a suspect attempted to escape while being escorted to SID Kireka.
To try and warn him while commanding him to stop, which were in vain, the officers fired warning shots and then were prompted to shoot to maim. The suspect, now deceased, died at the scene around Naguru remand home. He has been identified as Matovu Allan alias Manihajji aged 36, and resident of Ttula zone, Kawempe 1 ward, Kawempe division.
This incident occurred as the officers were returning from a successful mission and search operation in Kawempe division.
“The 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, 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,” says CP Fred Enanga , the Police Spokesperson.
Enanga went on to remind the public that encounters with terrorism suspects are usually violent and full of uncertainty. That even though the officers kept on commanding the suspect to stop, he did not listen. He beckoned suspects to always follow the processes as directed to avoid tragic incidents.
“As we review the shooting incident, we urge all suspects to always follow our due processes, to avoid such tragic incidents,” Enanga warned.
Recently terrorists bombed a bar in Komamboga.