Anonymous Letter Warns of Attacks in Luweero

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Kisekka Ssaka, the LC 1 Chairperson Lumu zone in Luweero town, says he has submitted the copy of the anonymous letter to Police to take action to avert the possible attack.

Tension is high in Luweero town following an anonymous letter warning residents of an eminent attack on Police and Fuel Pump stations in the area. 

The anonymous letter was dropped near the home of Kisekka Ssaka, the LC I Chairperson Lumu zone warning him and other residents of the eminent attack.
  
The letter, which is authored in Luganda, asks residents to relocate 500 meters from Pump Fuel Stations and the Police station to avoid being killed in the attack. It warns those who fail to adhere to the advice to brace up for the worst consequences soon as they launch the attacks.

Kisekka Ssaka, the LC 1 Chairperson Lumu zone in Luweero town, says he has submitted a copy of the anonymous letter to Police to take action to avert the possible attack. He asks police to treat the matter with urgency given the experience in other areas where similar letters have been dropped.

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Paul Mukungu the Luweero Town Council LC 3 Chairperson says the anonymous letter has triggered tension among residents. He asks security officials in the area to work with local authorities to avert the possible attacks.

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Sam Kato, a resident near Don Pump Fuel Station in Luweero town, says he has nowhere to go and asks Police to deploy heavily around the station to avert the possible attack. None of pump fuel station managers was willing to comment on the warning.
 
Paul Wataka the Luweero District Police Commander has confirmed receipt of the anonymous letter, adding that he has deployed criminal intelligence officers to gather information, which may help to avert the attack.
  
Wataka says they are treating the threats seriously given the incidents in other regions. According to Wataka, they will heighten security at Pump Fuel stations and also place officers on high alert to repulse any attacks.

The anonymous letters that first appeared in greater Masaka recently surfaced in Kampala suburbs and Wakiso districts. In Masaka, criminal gangs warned of another impending attack on 14 leaders.

This morning, the Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura paraded over 100 suspects he accused of masterminding the attacks. Shockingly one of the suspects arrested for the wave of insecurity in Masaka, Kampala and Wakiso districts, Juma Muyirwa pinned police officers for knowingly providing protection to criminal gangs.

Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura says if there is any police officer involved in the attacks will be brought to book, adding that Police has information that there are also some politicians using the same criminal gangs to terrorise residents with the aim of discrediting government.

 

About the author

Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.