Security officers tend to elderly at Namugongo

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Officers from different security agencies took it a notch higher when they opted to help the elderly and vulnerable pilgrims to access at both shrines as the country marks and celebrates the Martyrs Day 2018.

As the long awaited Uganda Martyrs Day is ongoing, Kampala Metropolitan Police teams together with other security agencies around the country have been preparing for months for the celebrations.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander CP. Moses Kafeero and team are currently supervising deployed troops to ensure a tight security of day.

Strong and coordinated security measures have been taken so that the pilgrims can celebrate Uganda Martyrs Day in a festive mood.

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Child and Family Protection Unit is already on ground ensuring coordination with other teams on the ground to respond to any incidents of missing and found children.

Kampala Metropolitan Police cordoned off important parking spots, reserved for VIPs and other invited officials, ensured visibility, foot patrols with K9 dogs, detector dogs to deter possible bomb attacks, aerial surveillance by police and army choppers, monitoring surveillance footage from over 38 cameras placed around the two Namugongo shrines, deployed firefighting trucks, ambulances, medical services etc.

K9 Sniffer dogs with purpose of detecting illegal objects and substances already deployed to ensure a peaceful Martyrs Day.

Meanwhile, counterterrorism teams are also alert to encounter any insecurities.

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