The leadership of the Joint Security Agencies would like to applaud all security personnel, who secured the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Eid-el-fitr celebrations. Reports from all our jurisdictions indicate that the festivities were generally peaceful without any incidents of security concern. At least millions of Muslims, gathered in mosques, Islamic centers and other places of worship, across the country to celebrate the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.
CRIME SITUATION REPORT DURING EID FESTIVE PERIOD BETWEEN 20TH – 23 APRIL, 2023
The general crime situation in the whole country during the Eid Festival celebrations between 20th – 23rd April, 2023 was calm and under control. However, there were isolated cases of Murder, Murder by Mob, Aggravated Robbery, and Economic Terrorism committed by organized criminals. During the Eid festive season, a total of 39 cases reportable offences/Incidents were registered by the Police countrywide. As a result, 24 lives were lost and 25 suspects arrested and detained in police custody.
Incidents reported to police countrywide by region
|S/No.||Region||No. of Incidents|
Offences reported to Police countrywide
|S/No.||Offence||No. of Incidents|
|1.||Murder by shooting||04|
|3.||Murder by Mob||04|
|8.||Death by Drowning||02|
|9.||Murder by Arson||01|
|12.||Illegal Possession of Firearm||01|
|15.||Death by Elctrocution||01|
|17.||Malicious Damage to Property||01|
|19.||Possession of Suspected Stolen Property||01|
We however, registered un unfortunate incident in Bundibugyo, where two Muslims were electrocuted to death. The facts gathered indicate that four male adults, volunteered to transfer the big tent from Centenary Bank, Bundibugyo, to the prayer place. Unfortunately, as they raised the tent, one of the tips touched the high voltage electric wire line, which electrocuted the victims. A one Rashid Hilly, a 22 year old, resident of Kanyansibi village, Bundibugyo Trading Centre, died on the spot. The three other victims were rushed to Gadaffi Health Centre and Bundibugyo General Hospital, where a second victim succumbed to the injuries. The two other victims were treated for minor injuries and discharged.
We want to thank all our territorial commanders and security personnel for their tireless efforts, and further thank all the Muslim leaders, the local leaders and the wider community for their level of cooperation, support and alertness.
SCP Enanga Fred
24th April 2023