Police Issues Tough Security Guidelines Over World Cup

By Our Reporter      

ARUA. The police in the West Nile region have issued tough security guidelines during the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament that kicked off on Sunday in Qatar.

The guidelines target football lovers, proprietors of social entertainment places and the general public with the aim of safeguarding the populace throughout the period of the tournament.

Josephine -Angucia the west Nile Region -Police spokesperson

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile region police public relations officer (PRO) called for vigilance during the tournament which is slated to end on 18th December 2022.

“We urge the public to be security conscious and vigilant enough to detect and prevent acts of terrorism like bomb blasts and others during this period. People should be watchful of their surroundings and report suspicious looking objects, people and activities to police or other nearby security operatives for quick action,” Angucia advised.

“We also advise people to avoid moving in late hours of the night through isolated routes alone in the name of watching the tournament as this may expose them to acts of robberies, theft and other crimes,” Angucia added.

The PRO said as police, they are aware that for proprietors of social entertainment places like bars, video halls, night clubs and hotels, the tournament is a major opportunity to attract customers up to late hours of the night for their businesses to flourish.

She, however, warned them to equally be security conscious, vigilant and take up all security measures like checking people at the entries using metal detectors in order to safeguard their clients.

Angucia said in case of any problem, people should immediately alert police for quick action.

“Our mandate remains to save life and properties, to maintain law and order, to detect and prevent crime, and to cooperate with sister forces and the civilian authorities where need be. In line with these mandates, we shall provide general security to the public and encourage individuals to take charge of their personal security,” Angucia stated.

“We advise the general public to abide by all the existing laws and health guidelines in order to prevent crime and the spread of diseases like Ebola and Covid-19 throughout the tournament period,” she further guided.

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