The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Major General Katsigazi Tumusiime has urged security personnel to be vigilant during the Easter season.
During impromptu checkups at Kabalagala and various Police Stations within the city, the D/IGP implored officers to be extra alert as the country celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
“As we celebrate these Easter holidays, your major role is to secure the city and the whole country. Ensure the ‘Wanainchi’ and their property are safe. They must have a smooth period and our role is to ensure this happens,” said Maj Gen Katsigazi.
He ordered that all worship places be secured and the area commanders must work hand in hand with the local leaders to achieve this objective.
The D/IGP added that foot and motorized patrol should be enhanced in collaboration with the sister forces for smooth operations.
“Work hand in hand with other security agencies in your areas of operation and we shall support you. Just do your work professionally,” he emphasized.
Despite the assurance, the police is however calling for more vigilance on the side of the public.
The deputy spokesperson of police, Claire Nabakka, warned that Ugandans should be aware of the potential criminality that’s always associated with holidays such as Easter.
She revealed that opportunists and criminal elements target pedestrians, motorist, homes, passengers, revelers among others, to attack, steal and rob from them.
Although the country currently has no eminent specific terrorism threats, Nabakka reminded members of public that terrorism still exist.
Unlike the previous two years, the 2022 Easter celebrations will be observed with less or no restrictions on public gatherings.