Soldiers, police deployed to quell possible violence during polls

Soldiers, police deployed to quell possible violence during polls

The state has deployed heavily armed Paramilitary police officers in all the 74 districts to quell any form of violence during voting next week.

Police sources have further revealed to the Watchdog that Zambia Army officers are also part of the exercise.
The officers who were seen in green uniforms written Paramilitary Police at the back of their attire have been deployed in all districts.
On the copperbelt, the officers were seen in Ndola, Kitwe, Luanshya, Chingola, Mufulira and other districts.
Mongu is not an exception as military officers have been planted at designated places.
In Mazabuka paramilitary officers were seen near Shoprite and the town centres wondering about while campaigns were going on normally.
In Monze it was all the same, major political parties have continued to campaign peacefully despite the heavy presence of paramilitary officers.
And highly placed sources have revealed to the Watchdog that Zambia Army officers are part of the team deployed to maintain peace and order in the run up to the elections next week.
Sources said the Ministry of Home Affairs was working hand in hand with their colleagues at the Defence Force headquarters to ensure that in areas where there were possibilities of violence erupting to the run up to the election military officers are sent.
President Rupiah Banda during the dissolution of the National Assembly indicated that the Zambia Army and other security wing will play a major role in ensuring that peace is maintained.

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