SECURITY URGES THE PUBLIC TO KEEP CALM DESPITE THE ADVISORIES FROM THE UK AND FRENCH EMBASSIES

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As you are all aware the UK and the French Embassy, respectively issued travel advisories and terror alerts to their citizens intending to travel to Uganda and those in Uganda. They further called upon them to be extra alert and vigilant as they go about their daily activities.

As the Joint Security Agencies, we do appreciate and take cognisance of the advisories to their respective citizens.  Our Joint Counter Terror teams have subjected the respective alerts to a process of validation for specifics, to help determine whether these threats are imminent or not.  These specifics are still not readily available.

In this very respect, they continue to review our security posture across the country which continues to be maintained as normal. The public should rest assured that our threat levels and counter terror responses, are constantly under review.  They should therefore, remain calm but vigilant. We wish to add that, in case they come across any suspicious behaviour or anything of public concern, they should alert the nearest security agency.

Once again, if we feel it necessary to heighten our threat level, during this period, we shall definitely do so. Our task teams do take the security and safety of all Ugandans and visitors in the country, as top priority.  We have previously thwarted several plots, both foreign and domestic, since the double attack of 2010 in Kampala and will continue to jealously guard our country, from all forms of threats.

CP Fred Enanga

Police Spokesperson

18th October 2021

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