23 December 2012

Uganda: Luweero Forms Vigilante Teams

As the festive season peaks, some villages in Luweero district have formed patrol teams to guard their plantations and homes against thefts.

Villages like Bukuma, Kigombe, Mamuli A, Mamuli B, and Nsozibiri say they cannot trust what they call a lax police to secure them and their crops, especially matooke.

Kigombe LCI chairman Micheal Ntege admitted that there was heightened insecurity in the area, adding that he called a village security meeting last week, which resolved to set up patrol teams. District Police Commander Samuel Bamuzibire welcomed the initiative and promised to liaise with the locals.

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