The Uganda Government has appealed to its citizens to be extra vigilant as the Muslim community the world over prepares to mark Eid Adhuha in the wake of renewed terror threats.
The caution and call for vigilance was issued by Rose Namayanja, the country’s Minister of Information and National Guidance in her congratulatory message to the Muslim Community as they celebrate Eid Adhuha on the Islamic calendar.
Eid Adhuha, an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim in following Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ishmael will be celebrated on Tuesday 15th October 2013.
Namayanja notes that terrorists often take advantage of such days and feasts to attack innocent citizens.
She adds that precaution and vigilance would avert any possible attacks on Uganda during this time when our Kenyan neighbors are recovering from the September attack on West Gate Shopping mall in Nairobi.
Meanwhile, Namayanja says government is yet to receive any information in relation to the strange disease that reportedly attacked pilgrims in Mecca.
It was earlier reported that pilgrims were hit by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus which was first reported in Saudi Arabia. At least 120 cases have been reported in the country since last year, including 49 deaths, according to the World Health Organization and Saudi officials.
MERS, which can cause coughing, fever and pneumonia, has been reported in other Persian Gulf countries, France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia and Britain.