Makerere University has put its students and staff on high alert in the wake of terrorist bombings that have hit the country.
On Tuesday morning, the Vice Chancellor Barnabas Nawangwe also issued a directive for the closure of all auxiliary entry points to the university.
“Dear Colleagues, Please note that for security reasons, the Eastern and Western gates will be closed till further notice,” Nawangwe said. As per this directive therefore, students, staff and visitors to the Ivory Tower will have to use the main gate.
It should be noted that following the Komamboga bomb attack, Police and later President Museveni urged proprietors of public places to tighten their security measures in a bid to avert more calamities.
This also followed a realisation that the country could be staring at the ugly reality of a spate of bomb attacks. While Police believes the attacks are an act of domestic terrorism, global terror group Islamic State (IS) came out to claim responsibility of the Komamboga attack, as reported by Reuters news agency.
According to the Reuters report, IS promised more attacks on Uganda, especially revealing that they were targeting places with government officials. However, Monday’s attack in a Swift Safaris bus brought a new dimension to the attacks, thus warranting immediate security measures.