All Local Council One Chairpersons in the Bunyoro Sub-region have been told to register all new comers and visitors in their political domains to identify easily any suspicious wrong elements in their areas of jurisdiction.
This follows the massacre of more than 40 students of Lubhiriha secondary school in Kasese District by suspected Allied for Democratic Forces (ADF) gunmen.
The Albertine Region Police Public Relations Officer, SP Julius Allan Hakiza, says registration of new comers will help identify their nationality for enhanced security vigilance against any attack.
“Having every new people in local areas registered will help the LC1s make clear reports to the police in case the police want them,” he says.
The police officer adds that Bunyoro being at the border with the fragile Democratic Republic of Congo where the suspected ADF militia are believed to have crossed from into Uganda, the government has deployed security intelligence teams of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) at the border between the two countries.
He says this will help block the pathways of the ADF into Uganda.
SP Hakiza adds that the police will also engage commandants of refugee camps in the region to be work with Ugandan security organs since refugees from different countries behave differently.