Police and other security services have stated that they will beef up security and continue to seek down suspects in the Masaka killings, which have claimed the lives of at least 26 people.
According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga, no murders or threatening letters have been reported in the region in the recent ten days.
Enanga told journalists at the Naguru police station that they had detained four more individuals who are members of the criminal gang hired to carry out the killings of innocent civilians in the wider Masaka area.
Enanga said four more individuals linked to the same Masaka killings were captured in separate locations of Makindye in Kampala over the weekend as part of the extended investigations.
He assured the journalists that the suspects would be taken to Masaka and charged at any time.
“We would like to tell the public that relative peace and security in the broader Masaka district of Lwengo has been restored. We picked up four more suspects as part of our extensive investigations, but we can’t divulge their names just yet. In connection with the heinous killings, we hunted them down in Kampala,” Enanga stated.
While some locals remain fearful and frustrated, Enanga told them that the combined security task teams are working hard to put a stop to the senseless acts of violence that have cost the lives of over 26 innocent people in the last month.
“In close coordination with local leaders, legislators, community groups, and the media, the joint security services continue to maintain an elevated presence in the two districts. “We are keeping a close eye on the situation and remain united in our commitment to crime reduction and safety,” he said.