Police says a new terror group has been detected in Kampala Metropolitan Area with its main target being police headquarters, stations, installations and barracks.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Asuman Mugenyi, said in a message dated December 20, that the terrorists are taking advantage of Christmas and New Year festive season to launch attacks.
“Get informed that a criminal/terror group has been detected casing security installations,” Mugenyi wrote to police commanders.
He said the probable intention is to conduct attacks especially during the festive season.
“You must therefore be extra vigilant and leave no room which could be exploited by the enemy to attack the facilities/ installations,” he further wrote.
He added: “Raise your level of alertness and vigilance. Be extra observant, cautious and observe all security procedures to avoid being taken unawares.”
According to Mugenyi, the suspected terror group’s activities are being monitored and any follow-up information will be provided accordingly.
Police bus stolen
Meanwhile, a police bus registration number UP 5484 is reported missing since Sunday.
AIGP Godfrey Bangirana, head of Police Directorate of Engineering and Logistics, said the bus was stolen along Kampala northern bypass.
The officer who was driving it Cpl Mwase is also on the run.
Bangirana has since sent a memo to the Director of Traffic, Stephen Kasiima, which was copied to regional commanders to intercept the bus if spotted.
The memo urges officers to arrest Mwase and impound the bus if found.