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By Emmanuel Omona

The Police in Gulu have announced their plans to beef up security in Gulu district ahead of the celebrations to mark 50 years of Ugandan’s Independence.

The police claimed that they have information from the terror group Al-shabab with plans to hit the big town in northern Uganda .

Denis Odoch says the programme will start with those in Gulu municipality before they are rolled out to the different sub counties in the district.

Four suspected terrorists were arrested recently attempting to enter Uganda through Kenya. They told Police that they were on assignment to come and cause chaos in Uganda as the people crowd together to celebrate the Golden Jubilee in July.

Odoch thinks that the best weapon against terrorism is public watchfulness and cooperation with security.

He says this is the purpose of training members of the public on tactics employed by the terrorists.

The DPC urged local leaders and members of the public to participate in the training whose programmes will soon be announced whenever they are in their areas.
Of recent, the police in Kampala issued a terror alert and called on the public to be vigilant saying terrorists are planning to attack the country.

Al Shabab terrorists linked to Al Queda attacked football fans watching the finals of the World cup killing over 70 people in Kampala.

They accused Uganda of deploying in Somalia as part of the African Union peace keeping forces to restore order in the war torn country.

Uganda forms the backbone of AMISOM in Somali where other countries in Africa are also providing support.