Joint security forces have arrested a suspected suicide bomber who was allegedly planning an attack on Gen Paul Lokech’s burial ground in Pader District.
“Following an intelligence led operation on the afternoon of Thursday 26 August 2021, a suspected suicide bomber, identifies as Katumba Abdul aka Ben was arrested by joint security forces at Mikicha Guest House along Canigula Road in Pader Town Council,” the Uganda People’s Defence Force spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso confirmed.
The suspect was found with an assortment of home bomb making materials, including; assembled homemade bombs, bomb carrier bags, ball bearings, suicide vests, detonators, wire cutters and mobile phones used to detonate the bombs.
“Investigations so far indicate that the suspect had ionetent of disrupting the funereal processings the later of late Maj Gen Paul Lokech,” Brig Flavia Byekwaso said.
Other accomplices in the heinous crime are still at large but have been positively identified and operations to apprehend them are underway.
Lokech will be buried today Friday 27 August in his home district of Pader.