Police in Mityana District are hunting for unknown people who are circulating leaflets which security say are targeting government and security installations.
According to the Wamala regional police spokesperson, ASP Racheal Kawala, leaflets have been dropped in different places with in mityana municipality in Mityana district including prisons, Mityana junior school, and the taxi park amongst other places.
Kawala says there was also an attempt to burn Mityana junior primary school although she did not divulge the matter into details.
‘’The anonymous letters are directed to the government and security installations.We are alert and have intensified our operations and are working jointly with other sister security agencies’’, she noted on Saturday 30th July 2022.
Police adds that the task teams have embarked on intensifying sensitizations in most areas to awaken members of the public.
‘’We call upon members of the public to always be vigilant and report any suspicious events and characters. Investigations into anonymous letters have commenced in abid to arrest and prosecute whoever is behind them’’, added Kawala.
We have however, been informed that Tensions are rising high among residents of several areas where the anonymous letters have been dropped.
The leaflets come at a time when the country is recovering from the tremor of machete killings and attacks in the greater Masaka region which claimed a number of lives and resulted in the arrest of various people including members of parliament.
The now frightened Mityana residents reportedly enter their houses early in the evening to avoid being caught unawares by the suspect attackers whose intensions are not known.
The incident also comes at a time when the country is in panic following the Monday attack on a police checkpoint at Kiwumpa village near Luwero town council when Unknown assailants armed with machetes emerged from both sides and hacked two constables from the Field Force Unit-FFU, who were guarding traffic officers on duty.
The assailants hacked Constable Josephat Twinamatsiko and Ronald Busingye on the head and face and back respectively before making off with their firearms.
Busingye died on the way to Luwero hospital and was buried in Kijjula town council in Kabarole district on Wednesday. Residents are worried about the motive of the attackers who made away with firearms and the subsequent dropping of anonymous leaflets in Mityana.