IG warns trigger happy cops in Roan

Inspector general of police Kakoma Kanganja speaks to journalist at Police Headquarters-picture by Tenson Mkhala

Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned police officers policing the Roan parliamentary by elections not to use excessive force.

Kanganja has also told police officer to avoid firing unnecessarily.

He further told police officers to avoid posting anything happening in Roan on social media.

He said this when he checked on the security situation and deployment pattern in Roan, Monday.

“Avoid social media. Yours is a service. No postings on social media. Work and work, don’t look at party, deal with everyone, UPND, PF or NDC. On the use of fire arms, please use the procedures, don’t use excessive force. No unnecessary shooting. Deal with perpetrators of violence,” Kanganja said.

He said the police would not entertain law breakers regardless of their party affiliation.

He said anyone found wanting would be dealt with accordingly.

Kanganja said over 600 officers would be deployed to Roan constituency.

He said so far, a total of 350 officers had been deployed and were in various camps in Roan constituency.

Kanganja assured that public that there would be peace in Roan.

Meanwhile, Kanganja announced that government had procured 16,000 uniforms for police officers.

“16,000 are combat, 30,000 blue print, 20,000 green plain uniforms, 15,000 rack sack, 30,000 combat boots and 7,500 body armors,” said Kanganja.

And speaking earlier, Copperbelt permanent secretary Bright Nundwe said he had a lot of confidence that police would be professional in the discharge of their duties.

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