Residents Strike as Kayihura Closes Police Post

Kayihura closed the Kasana Police Station earlier this week

Following the closure of a police post in Kasana Luwero on Thursday, approved locals yesterday rose in demonstration, doctor insisting that the act would lead to increased crime in the area.

The road to Luwero town from Kasana had been closed with tree branches and stones, as police battled the residents up in their hundreds.

Inspector general of police General Kale Kayihura recently visited the area and ordered closure of the post, saying it was situated in an extremely insecure place and could easily be attacked.

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Kiyihura highlighted the recent spate of attacks on police posts by suspected terrorists majorly to acquire firearms.

He then ordered all officers who had been working at the post to move to Luwero police station. Kayihura also asked officials who select areas for establishment of local police posts to always carry out surveys about suitability.

The closed police post was last year attacked and a police constable Geofrey Baala was killed and his colleague Sarah Achan sustained serious injuries.

Attackers with a suspected aim of robbing guns stabbed the officer several times in the chest and the stomach and the officer died at the scene, but were later scared away by area residents and left with no gun.

Lamech Kigozi the Savannah region police publicist says that the situation is now calm but police is still in the area for any eventuality



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