Uganda Dismisses Calls to Heighten Terror-Alert Threat Levels

Uganda’s Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga [Photo: Afrikan Heroes]

Ugandan police say the country will not heighten its terror-alert threat levels, despite recent travel advisories by the UK and French embassies warning their citizens of a likely attack.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says the threat levels will not be raised until security teams have more tangible information.

He says the government has contacted the British and French embassies to find out what specific information they had in regards to the alleged expected attack.

Despite the emerging sleeper cells our terror alert levels are not elevated yet,” said Enanga .

The UK and France said “Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Uganda. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.”

Uganda’s police say that counter-terror teams have thwarted several plots, both foreign and domestic, since the twin bombings in the capital, Kampala, on 11 July 2010.

The UK-Frnace terror alert could negatively affect Uganda’s tourism sector, which has already been affected by the Covid-19 restrictions since 2020.

The country’s Ministry of tourism says the sector has just started recovering, following increased number of visitors this year, as compared to last year.

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