Luweero residents live in fear over letters posing death threats

There is fresh panic in Luweero district following new letters dropped by unidentified thugs threatening to attack residents. The copy of the letter URN has seen, threatens attacks on residents from Bamunanika in Bamunanika County up to Busula village in Katikamu Sub County.

The thugs ask residents to be ready, saying they will attack any time. Unlike similar letters dropped by thugs earlier, this time around the authors have provided a phone number for those who wish to join them. The mobile phone number is registered under the names of Francis Tanzekpwe.

Paul Luzinda, a resident of Lukowe trading center, says he picked the anonymous letter near his shop and decided to take it to Julius Owori, the Musaale Parish Internal Security Officer-PISO. Owori says he received two copies of the same letter from residents of Lukooge.

Paul Wataka, the Luweero District Police Commander has confirmed the development, saying they have launched investigations into the source of the letter. According to Wataka, they are not living anything to chance since the thugs have kept their word whenever they have threatened to attack.

About a fortnight ago, unidentified thugs dropped similar letters in Luweero town. The thugs asked residents near fuel pump stations and police stations to relocate to a distance not less than 500 meters to avoid being killed in attacks.

The anonymous letters first appeared in greater Masaka and Mbarara areas before they spread to other parts including Kampala, Wakiso and Luweero districts.

Just last week, unidentified thugs dropped anonymous letters at the home of the Vice President Edward Sekandi home in Masaka asking him to join the fight to
overthrow President, Yoweri Museveni.