Police records no Terror Attacks a Year after Kampala Bombings

The Uganda Police Force has registered a full round 355 days with no terror attacks. This has been said by the police spokesperson Fred Enanga in a release dated 14th November 2022 as police issued guidelines to be followed by all screening venues ahead of the World Cup 2022 set to happen in Qatar between 20th November and December 18th this year.

Enanga noted that although no specific threats have been identified yet, it is still important that all proprietors and managers of social and entertainment places to be cautious about risks since such places attract many people and those who intend to cause wide scale harm and panic.

He further indicated that the previous attack in 2010 where 74 people were killed in bomb blasts that went off in venues at Kyadondo and Kabalagala where football fans were watching the screening of the World Cup shows that football watching venues are potential areas of terror attacks.

Some of the guidelines issued to these venues include drawing their security management plans in liaison with the area police stations, ensuring exit and entrance protocols at these venues, deploying sufficient staff numbers to cope with the anticipated numbers of customers, ensuring that CCTV cameras are functioning 24/7 among others.

Enanga however revealed that Joint Security Agencies are doing everything within their means to prevent all kinds of terror attack on the country.

The last terror attack that was registered on 16th November 2021 in the capital Kampala claimed at least seven lives including three suicide bombers and the Islamic State claimed responsibility.

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