SSP Claire Nabakka (1)
SSP Claire Nabakka the deputy spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force

The police advise the general public to be vigilant for potential security loopholes during the Easter holiday celebrations.

The police have urged the general public to remain cautious and monitor out for any security loopholes ahead of full-time celebrations during the Easter holiday.

Unlike the previous two years, this Easter will be celebrated in a more joyous manner, with a chance to visit friends and families in addition to many other activities including going to clubs and travelling for holidays.

The police have, however, warned that joyous periods like the Easter holiday usually come with a potential for increased criminality, where opportunists and criminal elements target pedestrians, motorists, homes, passengers, and revellers among others, to attack, steal and rob them.

According to SSP Claire Nabakka the deputy spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force, like aways, they will take much focus on ensuring security is maintained especially in places expected to attract large gatherings.

She said the traffic enforcement teams have also intensified high visibility patrol and enforcement activities in a bid to maintain traffic discipline.

“Like always, we take security of Ugandans extremely seriously and have put up very visible, robust and focused security deployments that are closely monitored at the national and all territorial levels. Although there are no specific threats directed towards, Uganda as a country, we would like to remind all members of the public that threats of terrorism still exist.”

“Much as our levels of vigilance and alertness have been heightened, at all major places of worship, entertainment and social events points, bus and taxi terminals, all VIP and security installations we wish to remind the public that safety is everyone’s job and responsibility,” SSP Nabakka said.

As a result, she called upon the general public to remain vigilant and also report any suspicious activities to the police or any other security agency. 

“By so doing you are helping us take robust action against offenders and bring them to justice. To achieve this, it’s important that people keep their mobile phones charged so that in the event of an emergency they can reach us out for help,” she added.

“As we conclude, we ask all members of the public to consider following the safety tips listed below. These tips and advice can help you stay as safe as possible during this Easter holiday. Once again, we would like to wish each and everyone in Uganda a safe and joyful Easter holiday.”