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Police intensify festive season security

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PRISCILLA MWILA, Lusaka
THE Zambia Police Service has intensified security in all parts of the country to curb crime during the festive season, Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja has said.
The police has also appealed to members of the public to avoid drinking and driving as it is one of the leading causes of road traffic accidents in the country.
Mr Kanganja said in a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday that members of the public should pay attention to personal security and safety during the festive season.
“As the people get excited to do some shopping for Christmas, criminally-minded people are also looking for opportunities to take advantage of unsuspecting people of their values. We, therefore, urge the public to be very careful,” he said.
Mr Kanganja also advised banks to put up strict measures inside and outside the premises to protect their clients.
He also urged security personnel at banks to be alert and question anyone loitering without any justifiable cause.
“I advise people making cash transactions from banks and automated teller machines to always be alert and avoid making transactions involving huge sums of money without security,” he said.
Mr Kanganja said motorists should ensure that their car doors and windows are secured and that they should avoid exposing valuables which they may be carrying in their vehicles.
He also said pedestrians should be on the look-out for pick-pockets that are active during this period.
Mr Kanganja has advised parents to guide children as they celebrate Christmas to avoid juvenile delinquency during the festive season.

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