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Security Heightened at Uganda Police Headquarters

Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye says police offices are now deemed to be under threat following three consecutive attacks in Gulu district, Northern Uganda and a number of cases from different parts of the country.

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Uganda Police has heightened security at its headquarters in Kampala in the wake of attacks on security installations.

Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye says police offices are now deemed to be under threat following three consecutive attacks in Gulu district, Northern Uganda and a number of cases from different parts of the country.

On Sunday night gunmen attacked Gulu Police station in what police said was an attempt to rescue Dan Oola Odiya, a member of the Uganda Peopled Congress –UPC party who is linked to an earlier attack on Opit military detach in Gulu district. Two people have died as a result of the attack.

While security is beefed up at major installations in Gulu, URN also observed that policemen have heavily deployed at all entrances to the Police headquarters in Kampala with barricades and police tape secured around the entrance.

At one of the entrance that had lax security with only about two policemen, URN counted seven officers manning the gate. Namaye says the move is to avert any other attacks on security installations. She also urged police officers to be alert and avoid being negligent when it comes to their personal security.

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Namaye also stated that they are trying to arrest people who are linked to the attack based on intelligence. She says that although the headquarters have cameras to facilitate security, the police are also in the process of installing cameras at all its stations.

Meanwhile Democratic Party (DP) Norbert Mao says the rising attacks on security installations are an indicator that Ugandans have lost confidence in the system.

Mao, the former Gulu district chairperson says the trend is unbelievable but warned security agents against using the attacks to create fear amongst Ugandans.

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