Pictorial - Counter Terrorism Police Pass Out at Nakasongola Airbase

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Four months ago, Uganda Police Force sent 421 police officers to Nakasongola Airbase for advanced training in counter terrorism. The officers were trained in urban fighting, land warfare, canal handling and specialized airborne training among others necessary in combating terrorism.
However, only 205 officers managed to complete the four-month course conducted by Israeli commandos. They graduated as warriors, tactical rappellers, canal operators, snipers, medics and Canine handle.

The successful officers were commissioned at an event in Nakasongola, Friday.

URN brings you pictures from the event.


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About the author

Brian Luwaga
Since Brian Luwaga joined Uganda Radio Network in 2011, he is still amazed how, "URN is a place that gives journalists a chance to enhance their skills . It gives a journalist an opportunity to adopt and master various aspects of journalism that include radio broadcast, social media, photography and television production."

A practicing journalist since 2009, first with Star FM, Luwaga has always been keen to write about the concerns of the "common person." Based for much of his career in Luweero, Luwaga takes it as a compliment if politicians complain that his reporting is too harsh.

In his journalism, Luwaga likes to merge the past with the present. He believes you cannot understand what is happening now, if you do not have a grounding in the past. Brian Luwaga is the Luweero URN bureau chief. Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Mityana, Mubende and Wakiso districts fall under his docket.

Luwaga is interested in humanitarian work and is a keen Rotarian.