Deputy Defence Spokesperson Col Deo Akiiki addressing the country at Uganda Media Centre explained that following the lawlessness that broke out after the arrest by Police of the NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine prior credible intelligence indicated about groups and individuals who are planning to plunge the country into chaos.”
“We will carry out extensive pre-emptive and decisive operations to deal with the planned and premeditated designs of criminal minded elements in the entire Kampala metropolitan area and indeed in the entire country” Lt Col Akiki said.
He added that UPDF commiserates with the families of those innocent Ugandans who have lost their lives in the senseless incursions which he said would have been otherwise avoided if everyone played his or her role responsibly.
He noted that this must not happen again during or after this electioneering period”
“This must not happen again during or after this electioneering period. We shall take a reinforced posture across the districts of Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso, Entebbe and its environs to enable us to do a mobile thrust in and outside of the city”
The army and defense mouth piece added”We shall respond and react quickly and effectively to any incident of criminality across levels. All roads feeding into the city shall jointly be manned while outside forces provide security to all highways to ensure that no individual or groups disrupt the normal flow of traffic and business”
“All our deployments across the country are on a preemptive posture to disable and dismantle any criminal-minded cell and act decisively to ensure security and normalcy in their area of responsibility”
“Effective yesterday midnight robust reinforced deployment to protect our critical infrastructure and installations is being affected and the public is hereby informed not to do any activity close or within such environs. These may include but not limited to power stations, fuel reserves and other critical public use infrastructures and services”
“We shall jointly pursue the already identified culpable leaders of these criminal groups whose status shall be determined by security depending on the gravity of their already unearthed plans”
“Surveillance mechanisms have been put in place to nip in the bud all evil plans by the already identified groups and individuals bent to met chaos to Ugandans”
“UPDF and its auxiliary forces shall support the police to now strictly enforce the curfew. The public is prior warned not to be on roads after 2100hrs unless you are authorized to”
“We call upon Ugandans to corporate with security to isolate a few criminal-minded people to keep our country safe and secure. Elections will come and go but Uganda will remain.”
“No amount of pressure or influence whether internal or external should divert us from protecting our motherland”.COP