The police have intelligence that some criminal elements within and outside the country may want to commit heinous crimes against members of the public especially VIPs like Hon. ministers, MPS, Senior executives, security personnel during or after this 9th October when Uganda Celebrates her independence.
These could be in form of assassinations and terror attacks in all forms.
This is therefore to inform the country that security is prepared to decisively fight this nature of crime. We continue to monitor their activities. We have strategically deployed both overtly and covertly to frustrate their criminal intentions.
Even with these initiatives, we continue to appeal to members of the public especially the categories shown above to take extra caution and be vigilant against these possible attacks.
There are many things that should be done to avert these possible attacks: Be vigilant and alert to avoid being caught off guard by quickly reporting suspicious characters, suspicious phone calls and suspicious movements around your home or office premises. While driving, watch the vehicles or motor cycles that could be following you and take appropriate action like calling the police, parking in highly populated areas or where there is security along the highways. You can still notify a friend to coordinate it with security.
It is very important to avoid routines, be it in terms of your movements, timings and places visited like shopping centers.
It is a good security measure to always inform your family members of your movements. It fair enough to also let them know of your travel plans, persons you intend to meet, expected time of return home and your fears, if any. This helps in quick reporting and quick intervention from the police in case of any security related challenge.
When any person goes missing for 24 hours, you report this matter to the nearest police station for intervention. When such people surface thereafter as it often happens, please remember to notify the police.
The Uganda Police Force will continue to work hand in hand with sister security agencies and members of the public to ensure security and safety for all.
SSP Emilian Kayima,
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
UGANDA POLICE FORCE,
28TH SEPTEMBER 2018