Police Issue Terror Alert

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The Uganda Police Force is closely monitoring information of the Al Shabab terrorists infiltration into the country and warned the public to be on the lookout during celebration marking the start of the New Year.

Police have issued a terror alert, ahead of the new year festivities scheduled for later today.

The alert stems from reports that suspected  Al Shabab terrorists have sneaked  into the country.

On Friday, the  Inspector General of Police, Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura issued a statement saying he has received credible information showing the  infiltration of Al Shabab into the country.

The statement says the terrorists plan to carry out attacks during the New Year festivities  targeting mainly the city.

Police have  urged the organizers  of events and proprietors of public places of entertainment  such as hotels, beaches,  restaurants, bars, markets, parking yards, and places of worship, to implement  strong counter terrorism security measures.

Police want organizers to pay attention to access control, as well as the internal security of premises.

Police want revelers to look out for, abandoned items or packages especially those with hanging wires and report to the nearest police. 

Other items to look out for according to Police are  suspicious  bags, cars, boxes, unexpected gifts, flowers, flasks, mails and parcels, abandoned suitcases, dust bins, electronics, like radios watches, cameras, mobile phones, television.

Kayihura assured members of the public that police and other security agencies would secure the city and the whole country. We shall ensure that you go through the New Year festivities without any incident and wished everybody to celebrate the golden jubilee of independence.