Military takes over Kampala, major towns
The Minister of Security, Gen. Elly Tumwine, together with Security Spokespersons addressed a press conference on the prevailing security situation in the country.
“The UPDF commiserates with the families of those innocent Ugandans who have lost their lives in the senseless incursions which would have been otherwise avoided if everyone played his or her role responsibly,” said deputy army spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki.
He said this must not happen again during or after this electioneering period.
Akiiki said UPDF and its auxiliary forces shall support the police to now strictly enforce the CURFEW.
“The public is prior warned not to be on roads after 2100hrs unless you are authorized to.
Effective yesterday midnight, robust reinforced deployment to protect critical infrastructure and installations is being effected and the public is hereby informed not to do any activity close or within such environs.
“No amount of pressure or influence whether internal or external should divert us from protecting our motherland,” Akiiki said.
“We call upon Ugandans to corporate with security to isolate a few criminal-minded people to keep our country safe and secure.”
He said elections will come and go but Uganda will remain.
“Surveillance mechanisms have been put in place to nip in the bud all evil plans by the already identified groups and individuals bent to met chaos to Ugandans.”
All roads feeding into the city shall jointly be manned while outside forces provide security to all highways to ensure that no individual or groups disrupt the normal flow of traffic and business.
“All our deployments across the country are on a preemptive posture to disable and dismantle any criminal-minded cell and act decisively to ensure security and normalcy in their area of responsibility.”