Security tightened at Kasumbalesa

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Kasumbalesa border post
Kasumbalesa border post

The Zambia Police Service has intensified security measures at Kasumbalesa boarder post in Chililabombwe district on the Copperbelt.

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Inspector General of Police Stellah Libongani says an elite unit of Para military officers has since established a permanent base at Kasumbalesa.

Ms. Libongani says the unit is patrolling the area alongside the regular police officers stationed in the area.

She says the deployment of more police officers at Kasumbalesa is aimed at strengthening security at the Border post.

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The Inspector General of Police said this in an interview with journalists in Kitwe on Tuesday.

She has further disclosed that her office through the Ministry of Home Affairs is in talks with DRC authorities regarding the security situation in the area.

In the recent past, three truck drivers have been killed along the transport corridor, while another was shot in the leg last week..

This has prompted the Government to consider establishing a dry port at Kasumbalesa.

The matter regarding the safety of international truckers going to the DRC through Kasumbalesa has since been referred to the regional grouping SADC.

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