By Kampala Post Reporter
KAKUMIRO. President Museveni has assured Ugandans that his Government will defeat the senseless and cowardly acts of urban terrorism that has cost the country many lives just like the revolutionary forces have defeated other negative forces in the past, pacified the country and guaranteed border to boarder peace and security.
Mr Museveni said that although his government is opposed to the introduction of road blocks and other stringent security measures that would be an inconvenience to the public, government was to use intelligence both human and technological to ensure that this type of criminality is put to an end.
“They have taken advantage of the freedom we the freedom fighters brought to Uganda to terrorise innocent Ugandans but they will pay for their actions with their blood because their actions are a serious source of anger to us,” he said.
The President’s remarks follow last evening’s brutal murder of Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Col. Ibrahim Abiriga in Kampala by armed criminals.
He attributed increased urban terrorism and criminality to the infiltration by the remnants of the Allied Democratic Forces’ who have taken advantage of the increase in the population especially in the urban centres to hide within the population and terrorise innocent citizens. He, however, warned that they will pay a heavy price.
He called on all Ugandans to cooperate with the government in its resolve to defeat the terrorists noting that new measures that will require all vehicles to install tracking devices, is to be introduced. He asked citizens to embrace it and not to take it as an intrusion on citizens’ privacy.
The President was speaking on the occasion marking the 29th Heroes’ Day anniversary at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish Birembo Primary School in Birembo sub-county, Kakumiro district.