Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police mouthpiece Luke Owoyesigyire has said a group of security personnel is digging into the increased petrol bomb incidents.
According to him, the team already has certain intelligence links that they believe will direct them to the notorious arsonists that have been throwing petrol bombs at various government property.
“Our joint task teams are following up on certain intelligence leads that will help us identify the suspects for arrest and prosecution,” he informed.
The most recent incident was at Katwe police station last night at around 7.00pm where unknown people threw petrol bombs at the police station and it is believed that their aim was to spark a fire. Luckily, the petrol bombs were put out before any damage could be caused.
“The fire and rescue services managed to respond very fast to put the flames out before they could cause more damage. In both incidents, no injuries or deaths were registered. We have embarked on establishing whether this is a pattern of organized crime or it is a campaign that is coordinated to purposely disrupt the swearing in ceremony,” said the deputy police spokesperson.
Prior to this, two other incidents were reported include petrol bombs that were thrown at government vehicles in Nakulabye as well as Amamu house parking along George Street. The vehicles were identified as a Pajero UG 0587J and an Isuzu Pick Up 334C.
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Due to the recurrent occurance of these incidents, a security team that comprises of military personnel, police and crime intelligence have been put together to unvail the group behind the series of arson in the city.