Uganda Military Police on Thursday raided Kiseka Market in downtown Kampala on a hunt for thugs who commit several crimes in the city.
The military police team was led by the DPC Central Police Station [CPS] Kampala, ASP Joseph Bakaleke.
This intelligence based operation was conducted after being tipped off on thugs that vandalise vehicles disguising as mechanics and engage in other related crimes.
The officers turned the market inside out and grabbed dozens of suspected criminals.
Kiseka Market is also a hot spot for violence whenever riots occur in Kampala and has been a pain to security personnel.
Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police, CP Frank Mwesigwa, in a similar operation visited other spots in Kawempe where he assured residents of fixing security concerns.
At the start of July, Mwesigwa toured the most dangerous black spots in Nansaana-Wakiso Division such as Kibulooka, Gganda, Kazinga and Masitoowa.
He directed the different police teams on ground to commence on disruptive operations with immediate effect to reduce on the rate of crime in the area.
In a subsequent meeting, police formed a special unit to contain riots whenever they happen in the Kampala Metropolitan area.