Museveni Rushes to Sebei Region Following Attacks on Police

President Yoweri Museveni has rushed to the Northern Sebei region where security remains on alert following spontaneous attacks on government security installations by what is believed to be an armed rebel group.

A group of assailants early this month attacked Kapchorwa Central Police station, mind killing one police officer and injuring three. They also took off with three riffles and 90 rounds of ammonization.

These attackers according to local authorities killed one Akim Kaddu, this 30, abortion a police constable who was on night duty in what was said to be a systematically planned attack.

A group calling itself the Uganda Saving Force-USF came out and claimed responsibility for the attack. This group says its mission is to liberate Uganda from a “hopeless dictatorial and oppressive regime.”

A couple of weeks later another attack was launched on a detachment in Lokales in Karuta sub country by about 30 armed men. The attack was however foiled by security.
Subsequently, police and the UPDF heightened security in the districts of Amudat, Kween, Bukwo and Kapchorwa.

President Yoweri Museveni flew into the region on Wednesday afternoon to assess situation according to his media secretary Linda Nabusaayi.

This week, the president was in the Rwenzori region where tribal related clashes in the districts of Bundibugyo and Kasese have left more than 30 people dead.

The President here said the UPDF would be deployed in the mountainous districts to hunt down the perpetrators.



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