Security Team Detonates Bomb at Miracle Centre Cathedral

Kampala, Uganda | The Black Examiner – A vigilant security team and dedicated police officers thwarted a potentially catastrophic terrorist attack at the Miracle Center Cathedral Church on Sunday. A reminder that danger can lurk even in the most sacred places, this incident underscores the importance of maintaining heightened security measures in today’s world.

Police have arrested a man suspected to have planted a bomb at the entrance of Miracle Centre Cathedral in Rubaga. The suspect has been identified as Abdulrahman Kintu (28). 

The incident occurred during the 10:00 AM Sunday service, a time when the church was filled with worshippers. Members of the congregation were on high alert, following warnings from security agents who had detected suspicious activities in the vicinity in the days leading up to the attack.

Pastor Robert Kaya, recounting the incident, said, “We had already been warned, but these are things you don’t publish because it scares the people. We were on high alert, taking security to another level.”

The security personnel and intelligence experts arrived on the scene promptly, ready to confront the threat. Their coordinated efforts ensured the safety of all those in attendance, as they meticulously worked to neutralize the explosive device planted at the church’s entrance. Tensions ran high as they handled the menacing flask with extreme caution, preventing a potential tragedy from unfolding.

The authorities confirmed that the security and intelligence agencies successfully neutralized the explosive device, leaving only fragments scattered in the aftermath. Officers maintained a visible presence in the area, reassuring the community.

Police spokesperson stated, “Intelligence once again picked up information that someone had been observed near the church, and the security and intelligence agencies successfully neutralized the explosive device. We urge all Ugandans to remain vigilant and prioritize their security.”

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The arrested suspect, believed to be a suicide bomber, was apprehended at the scene and is currently in police custody. A bomb squad later examined the contents of the bag, revealing dangerous materials that could have caused substantial harm if detonated inside the church.

This alarming incident at Miracle Center Cathedral Church followed closely on the heels of another bomb threat earlier, when police successfully defused a device planted at a building in Kampala. These incidents serve as stark reminders of the ever-present threat of terrorism, urging all Ugandans to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities promptly.

Pastor Robert Kaya implored Ugandans to heed the guidance of security operatives and prioritize their safety. “This bomb could have caused maximum casualties,” he noted. “But God did not allow it to happen.”

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