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Deputy IGP calls for vigilance following ADF attack on Kamwenge

Major General Kasigazi while in Fort Portal en route to Kamwenge district following the ADF attack. PHOTO URN

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Inspector General of Police, Major General Geoffrey Tumusiime Kasigazi, has urged the people of the Rwenzori region and Uganda as a whole to remain vigilant during the festive season following an attack on Kamwenge district by suspected rebel ADF rebels, resulting in the death of at least 10 individuals.

Speaking to the media in Fort Portal on Wednesday, Major General Kasigazi addressed the recent ADF attacks in the region, citing this as the reason for his visit. He aimed to assess the security situation in the area. Kasigazi disclosed that the rebels exploited the porous borders along the DRC-Uganda borderline to infiltrate the country and cause chaos.

He assured the region’s inhabitants that the police and allied security agencies were actively pursuing the attackers, aiming to apprehend or neutralize them.

“We don’t want our people to panic following the attacks, police and the Army already have the situation under control, we are currently conducting investigations, though we haven’t arrested the terrorists yet, we are convinced they will be killed either in Uganda or DRC within no time,” Kasigazi added.

He urged communities in the Rwenzori region to heighten vigilance in public spaces. He encouraged them to collaborate with the police and other security agencies by sharing information to enhance security measures.

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