KAMPALA, April 10 — Ugandan police have arrested three suspected terrorists in Kasese in western Uganda as they were travelling in a Land Cruiser vehicle with a Kenyan registration number plate.

The police are interrogating the suspects. Six other suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Kampala. One of them was nabbed from a hostel near Makerere University.

Uganda Police say they have received “credible” intelligence information that the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group is planning imminent attacks on schools, colleges and universities along Uganda’s Jinja-Kampala highway.

The alert comes on the heels of a massacre of 148 people in an attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya by the same group last week.

According to Uganda’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), General Kale Kayihura, the terror threat posed by Al-Shabaab is real and has called for increased vigilance by members of the public to augment the already enhanced security deployment.

“We have credible information that Al-Shabaab intends to attack schools, colleges and universities along Jinja-Kampala highway. This calls for increased vigilance by everyone if we are to remain on top of the situation,” Kayihura said.



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