Security heads talk E Africa terrorism
KAMPALA Security chiefs from the East African region are meeting in Uganda to seek measures of controlling cross-border terrorism activities.
The chiefs who include Interpol and counter-terrorism officials from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan and Mozambique are converging under the theme: “Border control challenges in the fight against terrorism in the east African region”.
The meeting, which opened on Tuesday, closed yesterday. In a statement on Wednesday, Uganda’s police chief Okoth Ochola said terrorism had taken root in the region for the past 20 years.
“Terrorism within the region is, therefore, not only a threat, but a reality which needs to be confronted in a collective and co-ordinated manner,” said Ochola, who is also the Eastern African Police Chiefs Co-operation Organisation’s chairperson. |