The Inspector General of Police, Martin Ochola, has warned private security companies that have not heeded the order of deploying two guards per station to minimize incidents of being targeted by thugs.
Ochola in what he has termed as ‘final warning’ issued on his behalf by Director Police Operations John Nuwagira, indicates that they have held several meetings with owners of private security companies to stop lone deployments but the majority have remained adamant.
Lone deployments of private security guards, according to Ochola, have left many guards to fall victim to attackers who in most cases are armed with rifles or machetes.
The police chief said that any private security company that will not implement the double deployment directive will have its operating license revoked.
Samuel Muhindo and Benard Nalulu were killed in the last seven days in two separate attacks in Kawempe and Kireka respectively.
Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said there have been several warnings to private security companies about the dangers of lone deployments.
Enanga on security companies…..
Enanga said such advice and guidance have not been taken seriously by operators of private security companies. END.