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Makerere Beefs up Security Amidst Terrorism Scare

Makerere beefs up security at campus and closes the Eastern and Western gates amidst a countrywide terror scare.

Makerere University beefs up security amidst terrorism scare
Makerere University during one of the strikes

Makerere University has beefed up security around campus amidst fears concerning terrorism following the recent bomb explosions in the country.

The bomb explosions which have been reported to be terrorist attacks have stirred an atmosphere of fear at Uganda’s oldest University, prompting the closure of the Eastern and Western gates.

The University Vice Chancellor communicated the new developments through a memo seen by Campus Trend Ug.

“Please note that for security reasons, the Eastern and Western gates will be closed till further notice,” the memo read in part.

“Due to the recent acts of terrorism in Kampala, security at Makerere University has been reinforced. This will include inspection of vehicles entering Makerere. This is to request all members of the Makerere University Community to cooperate with the security personnel. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious persons or movements to the security personnel. Security begins with me and you,” the Vice-Chancellor added.

The recent bomb attacks include an explosion that took place at a pork joint n Komamboga, an outskirt of Kampala and another one in a Swift bus that was travelling from Kampala to Ishaka in Bushenyi District.

The former claimed one life and injured three while to latter claimed one and injured one more. Both explosions have been linked to terrorism.

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