By Enyichukwu Enemanna
President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni on Thursday urged Ugandans to be vigilant and stop “strange” people from accessing churches and mosques and report them to the police.
This is in response to the recent evacuation of a business centre in Bunamwaya, where the police recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
The police had earlier thwarted a suicide bombing attack at Rubaga Miracle Centre, a church operated by the prominent preacher Pastor Robert Kayanja, causing US embassy in the country to issue travel advice to citizens.
In a televised address, the President demanded that all visitors be checked before entering places of worship and recreational facilities.
“Don’t allow anyone you don’t know to enter your church, to enter your mosque. No strangers should enter your church. They must be challenged, isolated and reported to the police,” he said.
“For the hotels and the lodges, take the particulars of people who come there. Make sure they show you their identity cards with their pictures,” he added.
He asked people to be calm amid the terrorism scare linked to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militants, saying the security forces were hunting for them.
Uganda has increased its security surveillance following heightened attacks by ADF militants.