Africa: Uganda Police has requested Ugandans to be more attentive during this Easter holiday that starts on Friday.
It is the same as last year that Easter day will be celebrated with zero restrictions on public gatherings.
According to the police deputy spokesperson warning, Clare Nabakka, the holiday comes with the potential for increased criminality, and this is the place where opportunists and criminal elements target the people who walk (pedestrians), motorists, homes, passengers, revellers, among others, to attack, steal and rob from them.
Moreover, she stated that this is true that Uganda is free from some specific terrorism threats, but still, members of the public should not forget the dangers of terrorism, which still exist in society.
Nabakka demonstrated that this is much as police attention and alertness have been at their peak at all significant places of worship, entertainment and social events points, bus and taxi terminals, and all VIP and security installations. Ugandans need to remember that safety is everyone’s job and responsibility.
As a result, we motivate the public to be aware and if something suspicious occurs, report it immediately to the police on any other security agency. You are helping us take strong action against offenders and bring them to justice,” she said.
In light of this, Nabakka urged the public always to keep their mobile phones charged so that they could reach police authorities for help in case of an emergency.
Further, the police department spokesperson warned the road users against those who drive carelessly. She even warned that as police, they have put up harsh and strict measures to tackle such undisciplined drivers.
According to Nabakka, the police enforcement teams have intensified high visibility patrol and enforcement activities to improve traffic discipline and compliance.