Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has said that police have no shoot to kill policy but they are forced to do so under life threatening situations.
Last week, five terror suspects were shot dead by the security forces during operations following twin bombings in Kampala.
“In all our operations, we are not targeting a particular religion or belief. We are looking at people who have partaken in acts of violence against Ugandans and visitors within this country.
These threats we are faced with are unprecedented and non-discriminatory in nature. The public needs to get on board and report anything suspicious,” said Enanga.
According to Enanga, their operations are based on intelligence and information but suspects act hostile once arrested.
“The public should get to know that when you’re dealing with terror groups, these are deadly groups. Anything can happen in between. This is a group that has an ideology that they’d rather die than get arrested. It’s a do or die,” Enanga said.
He added, “It’s never deliberate for us to use firearms. It’s only under life-threatening situations that we are forced to do so.”
During his nation address on Saturday, President urged ADF rebels to surrender or risk being killed.
“ADF Killed Joan Kagezi, Muhammad Kiggundu, Felix Kaweesi, Muhammad Kirumira, and Muslim Sheikhs, and their attempt to assassinate General Katumba Wamala landed them in trouble. Therefore come out from hiding or else we shall kill all of you,” Museveni said.