Police have taken a decision to give protection to the leaders of National Crime Preventers Forum (NCPF) following threats on their lives.
Unknown persons pinned posters on the homes and offices of NCPF leaders demanding them to denounce their support to the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura in 14 days or be attacked.
Brian Mauso, the NCPF deputy coordinator, confirmed the threats and said they have reported the cases to police.
“Police have strengthened our security after we reported the case to them,” Mauso tol Daily Monitor on Monday.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, Mr Frank Mwesigwa yesterday met the crime preventers’ leaders to assess the threats.
Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Mr Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the news.
“They recorded statements and we have provided them security. We are also investigating the people behind the threats,” he said.
Our source who attended the meeting said, seven leaders for crime preventers have been accorded two police guards each to cater for their security.
National Crime Preventers Forum led by Mr Blaise Kamugisha was established by the Police chief, Kayihura and they were instrumental in the security of the 2016 general elections.
Police say they have more than 11 million crime preventers in the country.