SECURITY ALERT: Government Introduces Curfew In Chingola To Control Killings
Jan. 20, 2020
Following the recent killings in Chingola – a city in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, the government has decided to introduce a curfew. The Minister of Home Affairs, Stephen Kampyongo has restricted the movement of people as it would help maintain peace.
According to the minister, “desperate situations call for desperate measures.” The curfew will help to ensure policing so that innocent Zambians are not mistakenly affected.
However, a spokesperson of the Ministry disclosed that it’s not exactly a curfew but rather, a new law to restrict the movement of people. Some of these laws include the closing of bars at 10 pm.
The President of Zambia, Edgar Lungu disclosed that some senior security government officials were sent to Chingola following the recent ritual killings.
“I want to assure Chingola residents that all suspected ritual killers will be caught and brought to book. I have also directed for heightened security measures in Chingola and I’m asking all residents to cooperate with law enforcement agencies,” the President said.
He further appealed to residents to desist from taking matters into their hands but rather, they should cooperate with the police to ensure that peace is restored to the once calm city.
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