Police have picked up four suspected Allied Democratic Force-ADF operatives in an attempt to foil planned attacks on the country.
Three of the suspects were picked up from Jinja and another, a suspected ADF instructor from Katwe in Kampala on Saturday.
The identities of the suspects are yet to be released. The suspects were netted in an operation under the direct command of General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police and Geoffrey Musana, the Deputy Director Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate- CIID.
The arrest of the four suspects follows the arrest of Sheikh Siraj Kawooya, Abdul Salaam Ssekayanja, Yusuf Kakande Ssemakula and Twaha Ssekitto in connection with ongoing investigations into the murder of Muslim clerics under Jamat Salafiya.
According to police sources, the weekend arrests were prompted by some recordings recovered from Kawooya’s house and another suspect still at large. Police reportedly, landed on recordings, an elaborate ADF plan of attacks and names of recruits.
According to police, the suspected ADF instructor was found in possession of a satellite phone, which makes it difficult to track his communications.
The suspects are currently being held at various police stations together with their colleagues who were earlier on picked up by police.
Polly Namaye, the deputy spokesperson has confirmed the weekend arrests saying they are related to recent criminal incidents. Late last month, two Muslim clerics were gunned down by unidentified thugs riding on Motorcycles.
Mustafa Bahiga, the kampala district Amir under Jamat Salafiya was gunned down outside Bwebajja mosque along Entebbe while Dr Abdul Qadir Muwaya, the leader of the shia Muslim community in East and Central Africa was gunned down on Christmas eve at his home in Mayuge district.
The duo joined a list of other Muslim clerics including Sheikh AbdulKarim Ssentamu, who were gunned down prompting Muslims to call for serious investigations into the murders.