The Kabarole district police commander, Joseph Kihamba, has issued a terror warning to Lodge owners in Kabarole district amid fears that terrorists are planning to strike the country again.
In April, police chief, Major General Kale Kaihura, issued a warning that the Somali-based al shabab militants were planning to attack Uganda, targeting members of the opposition. The al shabab claimed responsibility for the July 11th 2010 bomb blasts in Kampala that left at least 78 people dead and hundreds injured.
The terrorists targeted people as they watched the foot ball world cup finals.
Kihamba said such wrongdoers could use lodges to plan further attacks. The DPC appealed to lodge operators to be watchful especially on strange customers by using their personal intellect to study their behavior. He calls upon the lodge staff to report any suspicious elements to security agencies.
Addressing a meeting for lodge and hotel proprietors in Fort Portal Municipality at Musisa Hall Boma today, Kihamba also advised homes not to harbor strangers.
The acting district criminal investigations officer, Samson Bwambale, asked lodge
operators to always make thorough checks on and under the beds shortly after a client leaves because they might leave behind an explosive device.
Lodge operators were also asked to report any other offences such as defilement and child abductions since some people use lodges as avenues for such offences.