According to security, the Albertine region that is at the porous border with the DR Congo is at greater risk since the DR Congo hosts ADF militants who are a threat to Uganda yet there are always cross-border movements between residents in the Albertine and those from the DRC, a thing security operatives say might led to infiltration of wrong elements.
Congolese refugees fleeing clashes in DRC arriving at Sebigoro reception Center in Kikuube district through the Lake Albert waters in 2019.Security has cautioned border residents to be vigilant.Photo by Emmanuel.
operatives in the Albertine region have cautioned residents settling on the
shores of lake Albert that is bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo to be more vigilant following the twin bombings that happened in Kampala on Tuesday.
explosions rocked Kampala on Tuesday; one at the Central Police Station-CPS and
another at the IPS building which is located close to the Parliamentary
building killing seven people and several injjured.
to security, the Albertine region that is at the porous border with the DR Congo is at greater
risk since the DR Congo hosts ADF militants who are a threat to Uganda yet
there are frequent cross-border movements between residents in the Albertine region and
those from the DRC, a thing security operatives say might led to infiltration of
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says following a series
of bomb blasts in Kampala that are being claimed by the ADF, there is need for
people in the Albertine to be very cautious and report any suspicious persons
and objects to security operatives for immediate action to be taken.
says some of the ADF rebels could disguise as refugees fleeing conflicts in the
DR Congo and cross in the region to cause havoc.
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to Hakiza, though they have beefed up security along the Uganda-DR Congo border by
deploying the Uganda Peoples defense forces- UPDF soldiers, counter terrorism officers,
police and other sister security agencies, members of the public should be
cautious and work hand in hand with the deployed officers to avert crime given
the porous border points.
says they have also stepped up and established various security check points at
the Uganda-DRC border in the Albertine to ensure that no any wrong element
enters the country.
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Yosam Tumwebaz, the Hoima Resident District Commissioner- RD Congo says they have embarked on a massive sensitization of members of the public to avail them with knowledge and techniques on how they can detect and report strangers and suspicious objects in their areas to security operatives.
there is heavy heightened security deployment in the Bunyoro sub region along
the Uganda-DR Congo border following the bomb blasts in Kampala.
heightened security deployment of the Police, Uganda Peoples Defence
Forces-UPDF soldiers and sister security agencies is visible at most landing
sites bordering DR Congo in the Albertine region. The
deployment is at Sebigoro, Kaiso, Ndaiga, Butiaba, Bugoma, Kitebere, and
Wanseko landing sites in Hoima, Kagadi, Kikuube and Buliisa districts
The landing sites are the major entry points for Congolese
nationals into the country.