Uganda police has heightened security at the holy sites in Namugongo ahead of the Martyrs Day celebrations slated for July 3rd.
Police says it has heightened security at the following sites; Namugongo Catholic Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo the Anglican Martyrs Shrine, Namugongo and Mamra Prayer Centre.
According to the religious leaders at all these venues, will attract thousands of people to gather and participate in the events from all over the country, neighboring countries and other parts of the world.
Police says it has profiled all venues, hotels and hotspots in the area, to help identify potential risks and taken steps, on how to address them.
“We also have standby teams, mobile squads, advance teams, 999 patrols, motorcycle squads as part of the multi-layered security posture. In addition, our cyber and ICT teams are using CCTV cameras, to effectively monitor the conduct and movement of pilgrims at the shrines and the routes they will use. The Joint UPF and UPDF Airwing will conduct aerial surveillance,” say police spokesperson Fred Enanga.