Kayihura Tells Police Commanders to Adopt Military Tactics

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The Inspector General of Police Lieutenant General Kale Kayihura has directed all police commanders to adopt military tactics of section formation in the force to counter terrorism threats. Kayihura says section formations like military platoons help in controlling and commanding the force against any security threat.

The Inspector General of Police Lieutenant General Kale Kayihura has directed all police commanders to adopt military tactics of section formation in the force to counter terrorism threats.

Kayihura says section formations like military platoons help in controlling and commanding the force against any security threat.

The IGP says the current formation of the police force looks like a civil service organization and this makes them weak thus rendering the institution vulnerable to attacks by negative forces.

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He made the directive while addressing all police commanders from central and western regions at Bushenyi regional police headquarters on Friday.

Kayihura says Police is currently dealing with military-like threats and that the force must use military tactics to defend them and protect the people as well.

He said formation of sections is going to boost police to deal with characters who have been threatening to overthrow the Government, adding that he doesn’t want police to subject itself to the same situation like that of 2002 when Joseph Kony made surprise attacks in the north and policemen just fled like civilians.

Kayihura also gave a one-week ultimatum to all police officers to properly dress up in full uniforms with their name tags on or else they face arrest.

Dressing up in full uniform is a directive that was recently made by the president as a way of re-organizing and streamlining the force.
 
The new developments come as the country is put on alert of possible entry into Uganda of suspected al shabaab militants.