By Our Reporter
KAMPALA: The President of the Republic of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, will address the country on security and other matters of national importance.
The address has been confirmed by the deputy press secretary to the President of the Republic of Uganda, Faruk Kirunda.
According to Kirunda, the president will address the nation on Thursday, July 13, 2023, and it will start at 8 p.m and be aired live on all TV and radio stations. ‘’The address will start at 8 p.m. and will be aired live on all TV and radio stations,’’ he said.
The address has been scheduled after several security threats that have been made against the country by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
On June 17th, 2023, suspected rebels attacked a school in Kasese district and killed at least 41 people before fleeing across the porous frontier, authorities said. Thirty-eight students in their dormitories were among the victims.
Some students were burned beyond recognition, and others were shot or hacked to death after militants armed with guns and machetes attacked the school in the frontier district of Kasese, a local mayor told The Associated Press.
In addition to the 38 students, one guard and two residents of the local community in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha town were killed in the attack.
Authorities blamed the massacre at Lhubiriha Secondary School on the Allied Democratic Forces, a shadowy extremist group that has been launching attacks for years from bases in volatile eastern Congo. Villagers in the Congolese provinces of Ituri and North Kivu have been the victims of the group’s alleged attacks in recent years.
The UK government last week warned the Ugandan government over a looming terror attack on the East African nation. However, security operatives in response stated that Uganda is safe despite UK warnings.
On November 16, 2021, terrorists used two explosive devices in central Kampala, killing four and injuring 33 others. Two further explosive devices were disarmed by the police.
On October 25, 2021, terrorists used an explosive device on a coach traveling on the Kampala-Masaka road near Mpigi, killing one person.
On October 23, 2021, terrorists used an explosive device to attack a restaurant in Kamamboga, a suburb in the north-east of Kampala, killing one person and injuring a number of others.
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