The police Flying Squad has recovered 23 guns belonging to police and military. The guns were recovered from thugs last year.
According to a report compiled by Flying Squad commander Godwin Turamye, ten out of 23 guns belonged to police, while others had markings of military, prison and security agencies of neighbouring countries.
The report indicates that some criminals hired guns from police personnel while in some other instances, security personnel were waylaid and their guns were taken. The criminals have used the guns to terrorize several Ugandans particularly mobile money operations and business persons.
The Flying Squad’s findings will be discussed in the Police Advisory Committee purposely to devise a mechanism of reducing gaps explored by criminals to access guns attached to police personnel.