Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Police Force have assured Ugandans that there are no terror threats directed at Uganda after terrorists linked to ISIS stormed Paris, the French capital on Friday night.
While addressing a press conference at Kampala Metropolitan Police headquarters, Uganda Police Force spokesperson Fred Enanga and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces spokesperson Paddy Ankunda noted that security alertness has been heightened.
“We want to assure the general public that there are no specific threats directed at our country and that there is no established linkage of these attacks to our country. We have however as a precautionary measure heightened our level of alertness to ensure that you are safe,” Enanga said
He added; “The attacks though far away are against humanity and therefore affect us. We deeply grieve with both the people of France and Lebanon and pay tribute to all that have lost their lives.”
On Friday night, three teams of terrorists staged coordinated attacks at six locations throughout Paris, including a concert hall, the Stade de France where an international friendly football game between France and Germany was being played.
The attack claimed at least 129 people and wounded about 352. Ninety-nine of the wounded are reported to be in a very serious condition.