todayMay 25, 2023

By Sabir Musa

The Deputy General Inspector of Police, Maj. Gen. Tumusiime Katsinzi has officially started a 3-days tour of West Nile region on a mission to assess security situation and performance of police.

This special visit according to the IGP is aimed at identifying challenges that are faced and finding possible solutions to addressing them.

At 8am, the IGP started his activities in the region by a tour of police barracks at Arua Central Police station and other facilities including the newly constructed vehicle maintenance workshop. “From the little I have learned so far and from the reports, the security situations in West Nile is good not as problematic as other regions. Overtimes, the cases have been scaled down” the IGP confirms in a media briefing after his tour.

He notes that West Nile’s major security problem is rising of some gang groups that terrorize people; a case he says is closely monitored by police and other security agencies.

Recently, a businessman was robbed in Arua town while on gun at night, this was following another case at a petrol station. Not so long after this, a nigh security guard was also gunned down by suspected robbers while on his duty station.

However, IGP reveals that, heads of different security agencies will be engaged in the fight against insecurity of West Nile as it boards DR Congo and South Sudan. “Police and other agencies have managed to contain and we are now coming to this region to look at how they are handling especially given the fact that this region boarders two countries. We also want to look at the influx of refugees, its effect not the crime pattern and how best police can handle them” he says.

After the tour at Arua CPS, the IGP chair a meeting with District Police Commanders and other security officials, he is also expected in Madi sub region to assess security situation and performance of police.

COVER PHOTO: AIGP (Infront in black uniform) accompanied by North-West Nile Regional Police Spokesperson (Josephine Angucia) and other officers in a tour at Arua CPS  By Sabir Musa

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