The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura has closed Kasana Police Post in Luweero Town Council following an attack in which one officer was killed and another severely injured early this month.
The closure was made after an impromptu visit Kayihura made to the Police post last evening.
He said his assessment found that the police post was operating in a very a dangerous and inadequate state which exposed it to attacks.
The Police post was operating from a house meant for a shop and partly houses a family.
He directed Idd Higenyi, the acting Savannah Regional Police commander to open a police booth within Luweero Town Council with a maximum of three armed officers who will provide surveillance and other services.
By the time he left the post, Kayihura ensured Police signpost is brought down and ordered his officers to vacate the building not later than Thursday night.
However, residents and local leaders unanimously rejected the directive saying the post is instrumental in maintaining security in the area.
By time of filling the report, Luweero LC 3 Chairperson Charles Ssebyala was mobilizing residents using loudspeakers to join him to protest the Directive.
Abbas Mwanje, a resident of Kavule zone said that Kayihura ought to promote the post to a fully-fledged Police station and arm the officers to avert possible attacks.
Ruth Nalumansi, another resident said that the closure of the Police post may increase insecurity in the area.
Nalumansi said that the proposed alternative is more risky than the building in which the officers were operating from.
The development followed the death of a detective constable identified as Geoffrey Bala following an attack on the post by a group of thugs. Also injured in the attack was Sergeant Sarah Achan.
Luweero Central Police station is holding four suspects; all members of the notorious B13 group that masterminded the attack allegedly in retaliation for their colleague Katongole Ssemuyaba was killed during a burglary last year.