Attacks on Security Personnel Worries Us, Says Monsignor Mpanga

The Kasana- Luwero Diocesan Administrator, Monsignor Francis Xavier Mpanga has asked the government to address the insecurity facing the country.

At least six security personnel have been killed since July this year across Kasana-Luwero Diocese which comprises of Nakaseke, Nakasongola and Luwero districts. The assailants have stolen six guns and only two recovered so far by Police in Luwero.

The latest attack occurred at Advance Smart Microfinance in Wobulenzi town which left a security guard dead and a gun stolen. Other attacks occurred at Busiika Police Station, Kiwumpa roadblock and Security personnel on patrol in Kapeeka town.

While delivering his Christmas message at Kasana – Luwero Bishop’s residence, Monsignor Mpanga prayed for the dead and asked God to comfort those who have been injured in the attacks.

Monsignor Mpanga said the armed attacks have left every resident worried and this affected every aspect of their lives. He added that insecurity may retard the social, economic and political gains of the country if not stopped.

He appealed to the government to beef up security across the communities and ensure that there is no other attack, especially during the festive season.

He also welcomed President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni‘s reinstatement of roadblocks saying these may also prevent assailants use the vacuum to commit more attacks.

The Acting Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson Patrick Lule called for calm among residents saying security agencies have made major breakthroughs in ending the attacks.

Lule said Bashir Lubega a resident of Lukomera trading center who is the key suspect in stealing two guns and killing one security guard is already under arrest.

Lule adds that they have also beefed up security deployments and intensified patrols so as to respond to any attack on time.

On Tuesday evening, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni assured the country that there is no security threat that can’t be dealt with. He said all Ugandans need to do is to be vigilant and report any threats to the nearest security forces for quick action. 

He said most of those who have been involved in attacks on security forces have either been killed or are in jail awaiting their time in court.   

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