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Hooded Gunmen Arrested In Kampala In Police Crackdown

Kira Road Police has in custody two men that were arrested in a security crackdown in Kampala.

The armed hooded suspects were identified as Elias Elibu and Charles Emeru.

The duo was arrested along Bukoto Road by a response team led by DPC Kira Road Police SP. Michael Kasigire and two SAR riffles recovered.

Upon questioning, the suspects told police they belonged to Tactical Security Services, a local private security company based at Mutesa II Road in Ntinda.

According to police, their arrest came as a result of social media concerns by some citizens who alerted police about some “unknown hooded armed men” travelling on the Kyanja- Kisasi road using a motorcycle registration number UEU 497T and carrying guns.

The security company was contacted and they verified the identities of the security guards and cautioned about the general standard procedures required of all Private Security Organizations (PSOs).

The arrest is also an enforcement of the directive by President Museveni as issued during his 10-point security plan address to parliament in June.

While addressing parliament of Uganda on state of security in the country on 20th June 2018, the president directed that inter-alia persons riding motorcycles, bicycles and driving motor vehicles should henceforth not wear hoods.

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This also extends to driving, riding while putting on anything that conceals and obscure facial disposition.

 

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