Security On High Alert Over Rebel Scare,  UPDF Deploys Heavily At Borders

Security On High Alert Over Rebel Scare, UPDF Deploys Heavily At Borders

By Ivan Mwine
The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and sister security agencies have deployed heavily at the border  point in  Kabarole District after intelligence leaked that rebels are likely to invade the country through that direction.

Credible sources have revealed to this website that the army, police and Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce have deployed heavily in Kabarole and surrounding districts to ensure that the rebels do not sneak into the unnoticed.

The heavy deployment has  seen locals in the border district directed to register all new members in the community, urged to maintain vigilance and report any strangers or suspicious movements in their areas.

We have since established that the directive issued by security operatives in the area is now being spread to all sub-counties in the area and at all border points into the country.

It should be noted that Uganda neighbours  the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is a hub for the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, who have wrecked so much havoc in the recent past.

Meanwhile, it should be noted that security in Kampala has been beefed up with heavy deployment all over the city and access to some roads cut off for both motorists and pedestrians following the Tuesday twin bombings that left six people dead and 33 others severely injured.

Checkpoints have been set up on several roads in Kampala, while the areas where the two bombings occurred have been closed off to motorists as teams of forensic investigators scour the blast sites.

“Security has been stepped up in and around Kampala to ensure the public is safe from any possible dangers,” Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire told AFP. 
“We encourage the public to remain on high alert as threats are real and high,” he added.

Tuesday’s attacks occurred within minutes of each other, with two suicide bombers on motorbikes disguised as local “boda boda” motorcycle taxi drivers detonating a device near parliament, while a third attacker targeted a checkpoint near the Central Police Station.

The Police had earlier on blamed the attack on ADF rebels but last night Islamic State, an international terrorist group, claimed to have executed the gruesome suicide twin bombings.

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