Parliament Tasks Internal Affairs Minister on Police Attacks

A section of Members of Parliament has tasked the government to explain the continued attacks on different police posts in the country.

During the plenary sitting on Thursday, Joseph Ssewungu, the Kalungu West MP demanded that government presents a comprehensive statement on the continued attacks on the police posts.

Ssewungu, said that the attacks continue to happen and they are threatening security in communities since the attackers steal guns.

He said that the Minister of Internal Affairs, Kahinda Otafire presents a statement on the matter.

The Government Chief Whip Dennis Hamson Obua condemned the attacks and informed parliament that the matter is being investigated by security personnel. 

Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa directed that the Minister of Internal Affairs presents a statement on Wednesday next week on the sporadic attacks.

The country has in the past weeks experienced attacks by unknown people on different police posts and took off with guns.

On Wednesday 23rd November, the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire said that officers at Nakulabye police post fought off an attempted attack by unknown assailants riding on a motorcycle and that the assailants attempted to attack the police post at around 4 am. 

This was the third attack on police stations this month. Last week, unknown assailants also attempted to overrun Kensington Police Post in Kyanja. The attack followed a gun raid on Busika police station in Luwero district in which, two police officers were killed and two others injured.

The attackers made off with 2 firearms. One of the injured police officers later succumbed to the gunshot wounds. Security has since blamed the attack on the Uganda Forces for Coalition Change, a rebel outfit.    

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