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Mao Defends Police's Shoot-to-kill Policy

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“I, however, believe that the candidates of this policy should be armed robbers and thugs but shouldn’t be used against innocent people and civilians,” he said.

Mao added, “We should not expect a police officer to just sweet talk armed robbers who instead might end up losing his own life; these robbers should be shot.”

Observers say the shooting of armed robbers was timely, considering that the thugs had turned Kampala suburbs into a killing zone of defenseless and innocent civilians.

However, human rights activists protested the move, saying “extrajudicial killings were unacceptable” and that suspected robbers be apprehended and arraigned before courts of law.

Mao said this policy was used in Gulu when he was still the Chairman and they achieved tremendous success where armed were reduced both in size and strength.

Mao has however called upon government to investigate the allegations that it is behind the increasing cases of politically motivates murders within the country.

Mao said the report compiled by Gen. David Sejusa, indicates that there were planned murders of citizens within the country sighting out AIP Nixon Ayegasirwe being one those responsible for the murder of innocent Ugandans.

“Gen. Sejusa has informed the whole world that government led by Yoweri Museveni sits in meetings and plans to kill innocent Ugandans,” Mao added.

Mao said the country needs to know who is responsible for killing of innocent political opponents, who is behind the squad of ‘iron bar men’ and Kiboko squad.

He said all these murders are indicators of a falling government; “We cannot have murder squads in the country and the government remains surviving.”

Mao has nevertheless warned the government and the police to avoid using the shoot to kill policy to fight political opponents and killing innocent citizens.

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