Police Calls For Vigilance Of Martyrs Pilgrims Amid Terror Threats

By Kungu Al-mahadi Adam

Ahead of Martyrs day celebrations on Monday next week, Police have come out to ask the public especially the pilgrims to be alert and security conscious amid the existing terror threats.

This week, security revealed that there are some three suspected  terrorists who could have entered the country using porous borders, which prompted the police to embark on strictly scrutinise the thousands of pilgrims who started flocking Namugongo from different parts of the country and outside weeks back.

”I would like to encourage that wherever you are whether in Namugongo or any other place, to be on alert because we have intelligence that there are suspected people who could have entered our country and we don’t not know where they are. Please be more vigilant and alert the police for whatever you suspect,” said Police Deputy spokesperson, Polly Namaye.

While appearing on Top radio’s Okwatibwako program on Friday, Kampala metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said that as part of security arrangements, Police will only allow inside vehicles of the pilgrims from outside the country, but vehicles of those from within, will be availed a special parking yard outside.

He asked for cooperation from the public.

Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims throng Namugongo in commemoration of the Uganda martyrs who were murdered on orders of former Kabaka of Buganda, Mwanga, in the 1880s.

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