The Chief Political Commissar, AIGP Asan Kasingye, has given hope to the people of Greater Masaka assuring them that the police and its sister security agencies are on top of the situation and will bring down all criminals behind the attacks on members of the community.
Kasingye made the remarks during his visit to Masaka as part of his rectification and ideological orientation tour to find a lasting solution to the insecurity caused by the so-called “bijambia” criminals in the region.
Kasingye said on top intelligence, tight security operations are ongoing to see an end to the recent killings.
“We are using the community policing approach to talk to the police officers and the public to mobilize them so that they are the first line of defence and protection against the criminals. “This will be solved very quickly. The investigators are doing a good job,” Kasingye said.
“11 people have appeared in courts and more case files will be processed to face court. Ugandans need to trust us and know that they play a big role by sharing details about any suspicious persons,” he added.
This meanwhile comes at a time when the police have arrested up to 15 suspects who form part of the criminal gang behind the murderous rampage in Lwengo and Masaka districts.
In a statement dated 30th August 2021, Fred Enanga the police spokesperson said of the suspects, six were arrested from Masaka district. He said these were responsible for the murders of nine people.
In Lwengo districts, he said nine suspects highly linked to the vicious murders of 17 victims have so far been arrested so far including Kibirango John Bosco aka Boy, Ssewankambo Mohammad, Namata Justine, Kabayo Henry, Kaganda Moses, Ssebuunya Issa, Nabatanzi Batesita, Ngabirano Sebastiano, and Kayebura Joseph.
He said they are still searching for more suspects.