Uganda notorious army unit the Local Defence Unit (LDU), has been withdrawn by their masters the UPDF and ordered back to their various base camps across the country in the latest new security. Whisper Eye Reports
This new move started earlier this week and by the look of things the full green army uniforms have not been visible in various places where they have been deployed .
Maj Bilal Katamba, the spokesperson of UPDF 1st Division said that “The LDU have been withdrawn and will now concentrate on their original role of community policing now that the Covid19 lock down has been eased.”
He said that this security unit has concluded its tour of duty in which it played a tremendous role while backing up other security agencies in enforcing laws and guidelines during the Covid19 lock-down period.
The security agencies fresh from training were deployed to help in enforcing curfew and helping in distribution of relief food to vulnerable Ugandans across the country.
Besides conclusion of their tour of duty, reports indicate that the unit has also been recalled to undergo refresher courses to improve on their performance .
Major Katamba also said that LDUs relief from Covid19 activities will now enable them to concentrate on their original role of community policing.
Ugandans mainly from all political sides have accused LDU of being brutal during their operations which has led to loss of Ugandan lives.
Dozens of LDU have been arrested and charged by the UPDF Court Martial for charges of murder, assault during their operations.
Maj Katamba said that pockets of indiscipline with in the force cannot be ruled out since most people come from different backgrounds.
“The army including LDUs shall all times remain disciplined and willing to act by the advice of the Commander in Chief. He noted.