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Anonymous letters send Lugazi residents into panic

Residents of Lugazi municipality, Buikwe district are living in fear following the circulation of anonymous letters warning of an impending attack against those who will not release money to the authors of the letters.

The letters contain a list of 26 names including area leaders and prominent businessmen and women, who are targeted by the authors. On the same list are also three schools being targeted by the same group for possible attacks.

One of the letters was dropped in Nakazadde village where it was picked up by a resident and presented to police. Written in red ink, the letter indicates that all persons who fail to avail the amount of money written against their names will be "cut, cut into pieces." The authors say they deliberately used red ink to signify bloodshed.

On the list is Mwanje Sebbowa, a FUFA delegate was asked to pay Shs 10 million, the same amount expected from former MP Bruno Pajobo, and Nakazadde village chairman only identified as Mukasa. They are also demanding Shs 7 million from Little Angels' nursery school, Shs 5 million from Juliana high school and Shs 3 million from True Light School.

Several other residents have been asked for money ranging between Shs 500,000 and Shs 10 million. Bill Tomusange, the director of Juliana high school said he has left the matter to police and God.

However, Juma Kisuule and Swaibu Mubiru, some of the leaders in the area downplayed the threats and asked the residents to remain calm.
Lugazi district police commander Alex Wabwire said that police are working with the community to apprehend the authors of the letters. He says police has intensified operations in Lugazi and surrounding areas to avert any possible attacks.
Similar letters have previously been dropped in Masaka, Entebbe, Luweero and other parts of the country. The authors of the letters usually executed their threats. 


+1 #1 gwok 2018-06-10 13:41
What is happening in Uganda & what is our president doing about it?
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+2 #2 jacinta 2018-06-11 02:08
He will tell u that those are idiots and cowards, and the wife will tell u that security every ugandan not Govt.

For them they re protected 24 hrs, why care about we useless idiots, as long as we feed them, who cares.
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+2 #3 Mama Bear 2018-06-11 11:58
Then the one-eyed bandit will tell you that Uganda has the best security in Africa.
As said by Tumwine. Uganda died in 1986
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+1 #4 Odongkara 2018-06-11 13:33
Better treat such seemingly "stupid" acts with outmost care because no security threat is stupid and when you treat it as a stupid act by cowardly idiots know that you are actualising the threats because the cowards will want to prove if they're idiots as you claim them to be.
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0 #5 Odongkara 2018-06-11 13:45
In the face of rising unexplained murders and kidnaps Museveni carelessly continues calling the preparators idiots, pigs, cowards, useless etc not realising the saying that, "the first time you deceive me, you are the idiot, but the second time you deceive me, I am the idiot"

How many killings and killers arrested now? Who is the real idiot then?
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0 #6 miki 2018-06-11 16:57
President Museveni's family members and his friends who own private security companies may be the invisible hand here.

Such letters promising crime at leisure end up creating mass panick, fear and hysteria. To the owners of the security companies crime and the mass hysteria is good business.

We would eventually run to them to hire their armed men to protect our lives and our few possessions. Incidentally these are some of the people who are supposed to be the policy makers regarding our collective society.


The Observer should investigate who owns which security agencies and see how these owners are related to Mr. Museveni and other members of the ruling class. To Mr. Museveni, his family members and their friends crime and the hysteria it creates is good business.
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