Police Orders LDUs Out of Greater Masaka

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Police in Masaka have ordered all local defense unit personnel out the greater Masaka districts of Lwengo, Masaka, Kalungu and Bukomansimbi. The order stems from reports that some candidates seeking to be elected NRM party flag bearers are using the LDU's to incite fear and violence in this region. Titus Byaruhanga, the greater Masaka District police commander, says members of the Reserve force and local defense unit are not part of the security team that will be involved in ensuring law and order during the NRM party primaries on Saturday. The DPC says police has deployed enough anti-riot policemen to monitor the security of voters and candidates. Byaruhanga says that his office has received several complaints from the public accusing the LDUs of using the guns to threaten them. Richard Bulime, a resident in Lwengo, says voters in the district have been plunged into a state of fear because of the armed LDUs roaming their villages. The DPC also says that one of the aspirants for the post of district chair, George Mutabazi has been using officers of the Reserve force and LDU's to assault the residents. He is currently facing charges of using the LDUs to pull out their guns at people. The DPC warns that any Reserve Force and LDU found with guns during tomorrows polls will be arrested.


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