President Museveni has warned Ugandans against stoning security forces enforcing the curfew.
“Throwing stones at security officers is very dangerous, it can result into the death of officers,” he said Tuesday while addressing the nation.
He said in self-defence, the officers could use live bullets so it is very risky, especially in the rural areas.
“You can’t stone the policemen and injure them and then expect they will just let you go.”
Museveni says police without protective gear can use live ammunition in self-defense if stones are thrown at them while enforcing COVID19 preventive measures.
“We punished soldiers who beat people because of breaking curfew.”
He said soldiers should not beat people up unless it is a situation of self-defense.
“Do not throw stones at the soldiers who are enforcing curfew.”
The president’s remarks came after a brand new Command Vehicle for the Commanding Officer in Kisoro district was smashed.
The screen was partially shattered by stones pelted by elements disobeying curfew rules on 12th April at 21:00hrs.
“Such are some of the attacks on security forces on patrol that must stop,” said army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire.
Meanwhile, Pte Niwanyine Alex is at Bombo General Military hospital after being attacked in Bibia, Amuru district.