Police issues another terror alert

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Police issues another terror alert
The Uganda police force has issued another terror alert following credible information that Al-Shabaab had plans to attack schools and education institutions along the Kampala – Jinja high way. This comes in the wake of yesterday terror attack in Kenya where several students were killed, and others held hostage.
During a media brief today 03.04.2015 at the police headquarters the Inspector General of Police, General Kale Kayihura emphasized that the alert was meant to cover the whole country as terrorists had unlimited targets.
The IGP also has reminded school administrators along the Jinja high way to activate standing school security committees immediately. He directed area Police Commanders to supervise and ensure that security committees are operating according to the security guidelines issued by the ministry of education.
On this note therefore, the police discourages the public from entering venues that are not well secured. All proprietors of commercial areas, happening places, hotels, religious places, markets and taxi parks are reminded that failure to comply with the set guidelines will result into the closure of their businesses.
He further added that traffic jams posed a security risk and that he had directed traffic police to address the threat of traffic jam during the festive season, by exploring alternative routes diverting traffic.
He has urged the public to respect the check points that will be erected at different locations throughout the country.
The police therefore encourage all Ugandans to be vigilant, practice neighborhood watch, and cooperate with the area police commanders to curb violent crimes and also to report to the nearest police station or call toll free number 0800199699, 0800199399, 999 in cases of emergencies.
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