The Uganda Police Force has revealed that they anticipate disruptive activities such as the use of petrol bombs, acts of sabotage and burning of Tyres ahead of President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration ceremony.
Museveni who won the 14th January polls, is expected to swear in for the 6th term as President of Uganda on 12th May, 2021 at Kololo Independent Grounds.
Addressing the media on Monday, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said currently, there are no specific threats directed towards the swearing-in ceremony, although, the force anticipates disruptive activities, such as the use of petrol bombs, acts of sabotage, blocking roads, burning Tyres, among other activities.
“However, our Joint Intelligence Components have picked this piece of information, and continue to gather information surrounding the would be perpetrators. We are also monitoring some of the disgruntled supporters who continue with their usual rhetoric of threats to violence. But we have since established that most of their threats do not pose any serious risk of violence,” Enanga asserted.
” In addition, our Joint Operation Command Centres across the country, are fully alert, with the relevant intel, operative and investigative components; operating 24/7. They are closely monitoring a wide-range of potential threats especially acts of domestic extremism, external influence , radical behaviour and closely monitoring all our border areas and crossing points, especially in West Nile region.”
The force mouthpiece further warned that they are more than ready to deal with any person who will try to sabotage the ceremony.
“Due to security reasons, we will not go into specific details, but we are more than prepared to do anything within our means to maintain law and order. We urge all Ugandans and visitors in the country to remain peaceful, law abiding and report any suspicious behaviour to the nearest police unit.”
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