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80 children rescued from terror recruitment centres - Enanga

Fred Enanga

Fred Enanga

Over 80 children have been rescued from terror recruitment centers since last week from various parts of the country, police spokesperson Fred Enanga has said. 

According to Enanga, the joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) raided some of the suspected recruitment centers in Kalule, Luwero and in Ntoroko districts, where 50 children were rescued and at least five suspects arrested on Wednesday and Thursday last week. 

Over the weekend, another raid was conducted in Kasengeje, Wakiso district after receiving information that the head of the recruiting center only identified as Sheikh Rwangabo was bringing in children from different places within Kampala and Wakiso district.  

Addressing journalists at police headquarters in Naguru, Enanga said that the prime suspect Sheik Rwangabo is on the run, but the teams arrested two of his counterparts; Ibrahim Kaija, Muhammad Ssewakiryanga, and rescued 22 children who were allegedly found being trained and radicalized into Allied Democratic Front (ADF) rebel activities.

Police claim that Rwangabo has recruitment agents in Nansana, Ntinda, Kagoma, Bugerere-Kayunga, and Kawempe division that hoodwink parents with different promises and end up taking their children. The children who were rescued are now all in a shelter home and the process to reunite them with their families is ongoing.

"But also parents, how can you hand over your child without finding out about his or her welfare?" Enanga wondered. "Now this recreating center in Wakiso has been there since last year. Some parents are sponsoring the ADF recruitment."

Police also said they rescued another group of 15 children who escaped from the ADF rebels in Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) via Kalugutu-Kasese border point. Among these is a 14-year-old Shafiq Ssemakula alias Abuwa who was kidnapped from Kiboga district and smuggled into DRC with 13 other children.

The juveniles narrated to the police that they were being trained in weapon handling; detonation of improvised devices and planting them. Police are now cautioning parents to be extra vigilant with their children. 

Meanwhile, police in Kabalagala are holding two suspects who were found with a suspended detonation device that was hidden in a vehicle. Police said the device was discovered by security teams after carrying out a search in a vehicle registration no. UBF 158C at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort hotel driven by Abdullah Kalim Mayo.

Enanga said Mayo was hired by Assan Muhammed Ayan to pick his relatives at the hotel, and three other close friends of the family; Asil Yasin, Masimal Charlie - all Somali nationals were arrested.

According to police records, over 106 suspects have so far been arrested for allegedly facilitating, financing, recruiting and mobilizing for ADF. In the last two months, Uganda has faced four bomb explosions that have claimed the lives of nine peope and injured 40 others. 

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0 #1 Akot 2021-11-23 14:00
Unless Ugandans wake up, bring down the tribalistic system & UNITE to show Museveni way out, their land will become ground for terrorism!

Dictatorship, military rule, bad governance...feed terrorism, wars, unrest & this has been in the waiting for +35 years in Uganda!

Ugandans, why wait for terrorists to overthrow terrorist Museveni?

Just ending the tribalistic system & UNITY will show Museveni way out, then Ugandans won't be along with Museveni & the terrorists who want to replace him!

As long as Ugandans maintai the tribalistic system, developed world will remain silent, won't blame terrorist Museveni nor the terrorists who want to replace him!

UNITED Sudanese are making their stand & developed world is with them, so is World Bank!

Will Ugandans be the next to stand up in UNITY or just wait for terrorist to replace terrorist Museveni?
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+1 #2 Kalibbala 2021-11-23 23:43
Presently in this Country called Uganda, Doctors
are Striking for their Pay!! Soldiers and Teachers are Starving! Policemen Still Sleep in uni-ports !


Children are Being held in "Homes" like rats without adequate Food and Sleeping Facilities! Adding up There is No will from Government to secure the Well-being of its Folks!

Then Comes One Enanga Fat from eating Pig ears Lamenting about Young Children being Recruited! These are not accountable to Anybody ! Look around You! So far Young Girls of 13/15 are Now Mothers
Instead of Addressing issues of Unemployment and Insecurity at large, The Junta Wages a War on Muslims!!..However many You will Kill, Islam is a Religion of Peace!! Time will prove you Wrong!
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+1 #3 Rwatoro 2021-11-24 03:50
ENANGA, WE KNOW ALL M7'S PLANS. TO CRATE ALL FAKE TERROR CELLS AND AT THE END, YOU LINK IT TO BOBI WINE AND SAY HE'S BEHIND ALL THAT IS GOING ON!

MR. ENANGA, YOU ARE JUST USED TO COMING OUT AND LYING TO THE PUBLIC, OTHERWISE, WE CAN NOT TAKE SERIOUS YOUR PROPAGANDA. GO HANG!
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