Crime & Investigation

Police Speak Out On Deployment At Makerere


no rx geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In an exclusive interview with order geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Chimpreports, the Kampala Metropolitan police publicist, Iddi Ibin Ssenkumbi revealed that “there was no need for any alarm” as he noted that this was a normal police routine to deploy at the University.

“That was normal deployment by our officers at Makerere in a bid to keep security of the students and the University at large,” stressed Ssenkumbi.

He, however, noted that Police would strengthen security at all universities towards the forthcoming festive season.

“Due to a terror threat issued and the forthcoming festive season, we shall have to tighten up the security at all universities, Makerere inclusive,” he added.

Recently, Police issued new guidelines for all universities in the country following suspected plans by Al Shabbab insurgents to attack institutions of higher learning in the country.

“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,” explained Amos Olweny, the Assistant Commissioner at Police Counter Terrorism Directorate while addressing journalists in Kampala last month.

He urged all institutions of higher learning to ensure maximum vigilance towards terrorism and stressed that the insurgents have various methods of attacking including bombing, armed assault, taking people hostage and kidnapping.

“Inspection teams consisting of counter terrorism officers, ISO and community liaison officers had been put in place and would visit different institutions to check on security in order to identify terrorism targets and advise accordingly,” stressed Olweny.


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