Zambia now virtually under state of emergency.
Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja has said that the police has intelligence information that the country will face havoc because some vital installations in the country such as bridges, power stations, transmission lines, government buildings, communication facilities and others will be vandalised by unknown people.
And Kanganja has revealed that Zambia is now under a state of emergency as police will be stopping cars for random searches.
“We have intensified our operations to ensure that all vital installations are safeguarded. We will also be mounting Snap Security check points in which motor vehicles will be stopped randomly and subjected to thorough searches. We therefore call upon members of the public to cooperate with the law enforcement officers whenever called upon to do so. The security peace and stability of the nation is a collective responsibility of all citizens of this great nation,” said Kanganja.
K100,000 reward has since been offered for information leading to apprehension of suspects.
“We have intelligence information that some criminals are planning to deliberately cause havoc by destroying or vandalising vital installations which include bridges, power stations, transmission lines, government buildings, communication facilities, to mention but a few”, says Kanganja in a media statement dated 2nd July and obtained by the Watchdog.
Kanganja has further disclosed that the police will now mount snap security checkpoints in which motor vehicles will be stopped randomly and subjected to thorough searches and warns the people against the evil vice.
Last month, the Catholic Bishops warned that the unjustified incarceration of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his supporters has created tension in the country but Edgar Lungu rubbished the Bishops’ statement saying it was just an imagination in their heads. If the ‘intelligence’ information Kanganja has is genuine then the country is at a security risk and adequately rubbishes Lungu’s denial of tension in the country.
Lungu, like a humbled man caught committing adultery has now sought an appointment with the Bishops to be held on an undisclosed date this month.