Crime & Investigation

Police: Terrorists Planning to Hit Uganda Martyrs' Shrine

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doctor geneva;”>“We have got intelligence information that after failing in their earlier planned attacks through causing traffic jam and shooting at people and attacking schools in addition to blowing up fuel trucks, the terrorists have finalised plans to cause havoc at the martyrs’ shrine in Namugongo,” Namaye warned.

The fresh police warning comes high on the heels of a terror alert issued by the United States’ embassy in Uganda, saying extremists intend to attack places of worship.

Namaye said intelligence shows terrorists will disguise as pilgrims before executing their mission.

“This is because they so much want to do it (terror strikes) in the same or near the month that they have ever done it.”


Twin bomb attacks left at least 79 people dead in 2010 as they watched World Cup Finals. The explosions occurred on July 11.

Security measures

However, according to Namaye, stringent measures have been put in place to help avert the attacks.

“We have deployed heavily in areas around the martyrs’ shrine with uniform and non-uniform officers, detectives and others from the crime intelligence department who will be all over the place to see that all goes well,” she told journalists in Kampala on Friday.

Hundreds of traffic officers will be deployed on all roads leading to the shrines to help bring sanity on the streets and control traffic jam which she said could be used by terrorists to execute their mission.

Namaye further urged proprietors of lodges and other places of accommodation to be vigilant by registering and properly identifying whoever uses their facilities.

“Terrorism is real; therefore all people should use their eyes as the first weapon to help repel the terrorists.”

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