We’re On Alert! Police Says On Standby After Bomb Blast Near Mpondwe Border

We’re On Alert! Police Says On Standby After Bomb Blast Near Mpondwe Border

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By Spy Uganda

Yesterday, in the Eastern DRC a bomb killed over 10 people in a church near Mpondwe border now Uganda Police says its Joint Counter terror task teams from CMI, Crime Intelligence, Counter terrorism, CID in coordination with territorial units, have continue to operate with a heightened state of readiness.

It is approximately, 425days, since the double terror task at CPS and Kampala Avenue, that have led to several investigations, multiple arrests and recovery of an assortment of dangerous weapons.

Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga says so far, 18 guns have been recovered, 1 PK gun and 116 PK rounds, 1 pistol, 7 IEDs, 21 electronic detoriators, 52 explogel explosives, 2 Axel blades, 2 emulsion explosives, an assortment of bomb making materials, walkie talkies, mobile phones, 185 other types of ammunition, and motorcycles etc. In addition, a total of 57 suspects (terrorists and rebels) have been arrested.

”Several measures have also been put in place, to avert any hostile infiltration and attacks at Mpondwe border and all other crossing points. For instance, we have stopped the movement of cargo and passenger boats across Lake Albert intensified patrols in Bugoma forest and across the borderlines, bolstered security at major installations, markets and parking yards, and intensified intelligence on several targets among others,” says Enanga.

Police says the public should not be alarmed by its steps because it is meant for their safety.

”We would like to further remind the public that the threats of terrorism are real, especially on soft targets, which are many and sometimes difficult to defend, especially restaurants, markets, shopping centres, public transportation hubs like taxi and bus parks, places of worship and other crowded places etc. as a result, we call upon the public to be extra alert and vigilant, as they go about their activities. Remember, the best defence against any terrorist threats is our collective community effort,” says Police.

”Once again, please be alert but not alarmed. And report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the nearest police unit or security agency,” adds Police.

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