By; Our Reporter
5th Dec 2018
Police Chiefs within the East African Countries together with delegates from the International Police (Interpol), have met in Kampala and agreed to build a database to profile and disrupt terrorists entering the region, after fighting in foreign countries such as Iraq and Syria.
The Inspector General of Police, Martins Okoth-Ochola, in his speech read by the Director Interpol Uganda, AIGP Fred Yiga, said that police should ensure that foreign fighters are apprehended before they join local extremist groups.
He said a number of individuals travel across the borders to join violent extremist groups while others obtain military training and return to join local groups to destabilize the region.
The meeting has centered on border control challenges in the fight against terrorism within the eastern Africa region and is attended by police chiefs from 11 Eastern Africa countries, including Sudan and Mozambique.