Prisons Boss puts officers on high alert
By: Melanie Aanyu
The Director General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija has officers on alert following the recent spate of attacks on security personnel by unknown assailants for guns.
In three separate incidents two police facilities and a UPDF mini checkpoint were attacked by unknown gunmen killing three officers and taking away with them four guns.
The latest was in Jinja where a UPDF officer at the rank of sergeant was attacked and killed at a mini-checkpoint towards Gaddafi barracks and two guns including one from his colleague who had stepped away to nearby shops were taken.
In a statement issued on Monday, Dr.Byabashaija said their staffs have been put on high alert following the attacks.
According to the security alert, security at the main prison at Luzira and other prisons upcountry should be tightened as well as security for prisoners to and from court, hospital and for labour.