By Libino Byamukama
Security in Kisoro is holding a suspected terrorist who allegedly entered Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo through Kibare Village in Busanza Sub County.
Community members arrested the suspect identified as Mugisha Alex on Tuesday 28th/02/2023 this week and later handed him to UPDF soldiers attached to Busanza army detachment.
Kisoro Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Shafiq Ssekandi confirmed the incident and said that the suspect was identified while taking Warangi in a bar at Gasayo trading centre in Kibare village, Buhumbu Parish in Busanza Sub county.
He noted that the suspect entered the bar at around 2:00pm and started asking so many questions including the direction of Kampala, which made bar goers become suspicious of him.
The suspect is believed to have heard suspicious bar goers whisper to arrest him and he removed a grenade from his pocket and threw it in crates of beer that were placed next to him.
Yesterday, three children were seen playing with unfamiliar object in the same trading centre, which made a concerned resident contact RDC Hajji Shafiq Ssekandi who also notified Busanza army detachment command. They went to the place and discovered that it was a grenade.
He also said that on interrogation, the suspect accepted to be the one who hid the grenade in the bar.
35th battalion is preparing to hand over the suspect to second division barracks in Mbarara.
RDC appreciated residents for being vigilant and reporting on time.
He further asked other members of the public to emulate Kibare residents by always informing security and authorities of any suspicious matter because of insecurity in the neighboring country DRC.