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The black spots which will require addition deployment include; Ssembabule, Mbale, Lyantonde, Kayunga, Kamuli, Katakwi, Butaleja and Tororo districts as well as Kampala Central and Lubaga south Constituency.
Police spokesperson Enanga says the force is ready to curb electoral violence

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Police through the political and electoral crimes department has named 10 districts likely to experience electoral violence ahead of the parliamentary election campaign set to begin Monday.

In police jargon, these districts are listed as black spots.

The black spots which will require addition deployment include Sembabule, Mbale, Lyantonde, Kayunga, Kamuli, Katakwi, Butaleja and Tororo districts as well as Kampala Central and Lubaga south constituency.

The department headed by the deputy commandant of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Susan Kasingye based on the 2016 election security master plan.

According to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga the black spots were picked out following a thorough analysis of incidents during the  2011 campaigns and elections as well as the recent party primaries.

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These districts will receive additional man power from the regional standby forces of the Field Force Police (FFP) to help quell any attempt at violence.

Police will use the crime intelligence personnel and the two officers deployed at each district from the political and electoral crimes desk to gather information on planned violence and other crimes.

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Police personnel from across the country are currently undergoing briefing from their respective police stations on how to police the parliamentary elections campaign.