Police halts issuing new firearms to civilians

IGP Ochola

The Uganda police force has suspended the issuing of new firearms to civilians.

This follows the increasing insecurity threats in the country which has been dominated by cases of gun violence.

According to the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola says this will enable police monitor the usage of the existing arms.

“There are a number of guns out there in wrong hands, we had ADF and other groups. We have embarked on exercise to document all the guns in the hands of the civilian and after that those with illegal guns will be dealt with firmly.” He said.

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