National
Police warn of Al Shabaab attack on fuel stationsPublish Date: Mar 18, 2014
Police warn of Al Shabaab attack on fuel stations
  • mail
  • img
The Police say the Al Shabaab are planning to hit fuel stations, fuel depots and fuel tankers on transit. PHOTO/File
newvision

By John Masaba

KAMPALA - The Police have warned of possible terror attacks by Al-Shabaab on fuel stations in the country.
 

“We have received intelligence information that terrorists belonging to the Al Shabaab group are planning to attack Uganda by hitting fuel tankers on transit, fuel depots and stations,” a statement released by deputy Policeperson, Patrick Onyango, said.

In the statement, Onyango warned that they have received intelligence that fuel tanker stopovers and parking places like Naluwerere, Mbiko, Lugazi, Nakawa, Buwama, Lyantonde, Ruti, Rubaale, Karuma, Elegu were possible targets.

“We have deployed adequately in these places both overt and covert personnel. We call upon the general public to be vigilant and report any suspicious people/objects in their areas,” the statement said.

He said that with immediate effect, all trucks leaving the border posts of Busia and Malaba would be given police escort.

“We are engaging all fuel dealers and truck drivers to comply with this counter measures. We are also guarding all fuel stations and depots throughout the country,” he said.

He urged the public not to panic because police has stepped up deployments, foot and motorized patrols, surveillance and intelligence operations in the country.

In July 2010, Al-Shabaab launched two bombings in Kampala that killed 79 people watching a World Cup match.

The Al Shabaab have repeatedly threatened to strike Uganda unless its forces withdraw from the African Union Mission in Somalia.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Mao’s family rules out poisoning
Democratic Party (DP) president general Norbert Mao's family has ruled out the possibility that he could have been poisoned. This follows Mao's admission at Nairobi Hospital in Kenya where he was taken ill after complaining of acute chest pain last week...
CIID boss grilled in Nsenga murder case
The deputy director CIID Geoffrey Musana was Wednesday grilled for one hour for delaying to charge Jacqueline Uwera Nsenga after charges of murder had been preferred by the DPP...
Encroachers grab NFA, NEMA land in Wakiso
Traversing through the Bukasa wetland and forest reserve near Kireka in Wakiso district, the once green area is now bare. What you see are houses under construction....
Stop harassing people: Museveni to NFA, UWA
President Yoweri Museveni has directed Uganda Wild life Authority and those of National Forest Authority officials who carry out eviction exercises to stop harassing people....
Father, son jailed 3 years for operating a brothel
The LDC Court in Makerere has sentenced a father and his son to three years of imprisonment for running a brothel...
Kampala MPs want KCCA to halt pending evictions
MEMBERS of Parliament representing Kampala have appealed to the House to prevail upon Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the Minister for Kampala to halt the pending evictions....
Should government review powers of kings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter