President Michael Sata says government is addressing the security condition at the Kasumbalesa border and has engaged its Congolese counterparts on the need to avert the current abductions and killings.
Mr Sata in his face book message said the incorporation intends to tighten security at the Kasumbalesa border.
He said this will help prevent criminal minds from taking advantage to peddle their narrow and selfish interests.
“Be assured that as Government we are equally concerned and have swiftly engaged our Congolese counterparts on the need to avert similar occurrences in future by tightening security at Kasumbalesa and ultimately preventing criminal elements from taking advantage to peddle their narrow and selfish interests,” the President noted.
Mr Sata has appealed to all Zambians to remain calm and maintain peace as the situation is being addressed by the two countries.
He further stated that he has directed all security wings to ensure that the security and safety of all Zambians and nationals of neighbouring countries passing through Zambia is guaranteed.
Last week a Zambian truck driver was shot at the Kasumbalesa border by a Congolese soldier.
According to media reports, Patrick Mwila, 30, a driver from GASS Transport belonging to a Somalian national, met his fate after he refused to give a Congolese soldier US$10 bribe so that he could access the Wisky, an area where transit trucks en route to Zambia and beyond park awaiting clearance.