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Terror Threat: Police Issue New Guidelines

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dosage http://colombiareports.com/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“The situation is not as good as many people may think because terrorists are determined to hit us and therefore we have to stop this, generic ” explained Amos Olweny , patient the Assistant Commissioner at Police Counter terrorism directorate while addressing journalists in Kampala on Friday.


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Olweny explained that inspection teams consisting of counter terrorism officers, ISO and community liason officers had been put in place and would visit different institutions to check on security in order to identify terrorism targets and advice accordingly.


“The institutions should ensure maximum vigilance towards terrorism because the insurgents have various methods of attack including bombing, armed assault, taking people hostage and kidnapping ,” explained Olweny.


He further explained that institutions should warn all their sorroundings carefully in order to identify any wrong doers and noted that this should follow setting up of perimeter fences around the premises in order to safeguard themselves.


“All people who access these premises should be held accountable,” he observed.


“Access controls should be put in place and administration should ensure that all man power that manes them are well trained and well equipped.”

Olweny cited Makerere University which has more than thirty entrances which are not well guarded.


The Assistant Police commissioner that all the teaching and non teaching staff should be profiled and vetted to help identify wrong elements within the institutions.


“Emergency plans should be put in place including fire extinguishers and alarm systems to be used in case of any incident.”


“Terrorism is not only a security matter but the public needs to wake up and fight it,” explained Olweny.

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