By Ahmed Matovu
KAMPALA: The Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says they are using all available lawful investigative techniques to combat the attacks and ambushes on the security facilities.
Addressing the press on the general security situation in the country on Monday, Enanga said they are continuing to build on the intelligence gathered; especially on the attackers in Luweero, Kapeeka, Busiika and those behind the foiled attacks in Kensington, and Nakulabye police posts.
”Regardless of their ideologies, the Joint Security Agencies, will aggressively pursue those who seek to engage in violent criminal activity or threaten to use force, violence or concern in violence and the law in furtherance of their social or political goals,” he said.
The police mouthpiece said that security and law enforcement officers are trained on how to protect the public, use tactics and proportionate use of force, under violent and unpredictable attacks, like ambushes, attacks at checkpoints, detachments and security facilities.
”There should be no tolerance for shootings, robbery of guns and attacks on security personnel, who are fundamental to public safety and security,” he said.
The leadership of the Joint Security Agencies, has tasked all territorial commanders to be prepared to respond to any form of violence targeting them.
Enanga also assured all the security personnel that the leadership of the Joint Security Agencies, stands with them and are doing everything possible to prevent such unprovoked attacks and ambushes.
So far, three armed assailants linked to the deadly attacks, have been put out of action in Iganga and Kapeeka respectively.
Additionally, 3 guns and 88 ammunition have been recovered.
Enanga asserts that the out task teams also recovered the Rifle that was robbed from Bukomero Town Council.
The thugs shot dead Tumwine Badru, a Private Security, who was guarding Premier SACCO and his rifle was robbed, it was later recovered in the cabin of a fuel tanker registration number KCB 022G in Nakaloke Trading Centre.
In addition, the Joint Security Task Teams also recovered the rifle that was stolen from a guard of KAMED Security Ltd, while guarding FORTIBET Bunga.
It was recovered with Amai Peter in Oyam district, who was also arrested. Two other accomplices who harbored him in Kanyogoga – Gulu city were also arrested and they include Ojara Abdallah and Abalo Irene.