Security has intensified investigations into the gruesome murders in the greater Masaka area, which have been linked to terrorism acts.
The development was revealed by Internal Affairs state minister, Gen David Muhoozi, while addressing journalists in Lwengo District, one of the areas greatly affected by the killings.
Gen Muhoozi who was in the company of other top security officials including Director of operations AIGP Edward Ochom, Director of crime intelligence, Brig Jack Bakasumba, and resident commissioners of districts in Masaka region, said that they had discussed the mechanisms to use to counter the assailants who have since killed 28 people in a space of just one month.
The minister noted that such acts are intended mostly to cause fear among people but with an unpopular choice of method, which he said was unacceptable and that thorough investigations are ongoing to establish the root cause, as this is a reoccurring incident in the region.
Gen Muhoozi said 69 suspects have so far been arrested and at least files of 11 people have been screened, as they will be arraigned before the courts of law.
The attackers, whose motive is yet to be established are mostly targeting the elderly people, presumptuously because they can hardly defend themselves. END