Crime & Investigation

TERROR THREAT: Police Tighten Security for Eid Celebrations

Police in a special operations training exercise

Police have heightened security and increased deployments during Eid celebrations in the country amid terrorist bombings in Iraq, order Somalia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

While IGP General Kale Kayihura assured the public and in particular, the Muslim community, of their safety during the celebrations, he was quick to call for public vigilance.

“We are reviewing our security arrangements and have stepped up our measures, with a slight increase in the number of officers that will be policing the celebrations,” said Gen Kayihura in a statement seen by ChimpReports on Wednesday morning.

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“I want to commend all members of the Police and other sister security agencies for their active role and vigilance throughout the month of Ramadan. I further call upon them to continue being alert as community safety is our top priority.”

Hundreds have been killed in recent bombings in different countries especially Iraq and Turkey.

France has equally been attacked.

Uganda remains a target of Islamist militants for supporting war on terror and deploying soldiers in Somalia.

The leader of terrorist Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Jamil Mukulu, was arrested last year for acts of terrorism, treason, kidnap and murder.

For some time, security forces have been preparing for retaliatory attacks.

Addressing fears of possible attack at the end of Ramadhan, Kayihura encouraged members of the public especially the Muslim community, to be alert and take greater precautions by reporting any suspicious activity to Police, other security personnel or LC officials for immediate action.

“I want to conclude that in spite of the recent isolated incidents in Gulu, Uganda as a country remains peaceful and stable; with very appropriate security arrangements both visible and non visible that have kept the public and country safe,” said the police chief.


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