Uganda security has warned the members of the public to be cautious after suspected al-Shabaab terrorists have sneaked into the the country.
According to Director General of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) Col Kaka Bagyenda, the Somali Islamic have sneaked in the country with an aim of causing mayhem in the country but added that the security is on alert tonl dwarf all their plans.
“Three people suspected to be members of al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based extremist group secretly entered the country with the aim of carrying out a deadly mission,” Kaka said He revealed that the suspected terrorists traveled in at least three vehicles which is like to loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
ISO did not give any names of the suspects but shared images of the suspected extremists that were captured by spy cameras.
He warned the public to avoid overcrowded places and should be vigilant and report any suspicious activity, especially in public spaces such as malls, markets, hotels, taxi parks and places of worship.
According to the statement, ISO has requested anyone with information about them (extremists) to report to their (ISO) toll-free number 0800200009, Police or any other security agency. Uganda is gearing up for the Martyrs Day celebrations at Namugongo that attract millions of people.
Security at the shrines both Catholic and Anglican have already been tightened with the deployment of the military. The latest alert comes a few weeks after it was reported that suspected ISIS agents entered the country via the porous borders with the ultimate aim of attacking the country.