Police deploy paramilitary officers in Zambezi district, North-western province, as violence erupts


Inspector General of Police, Grapheal Musamba, has dispatched paramilitary officers to Zambezi District of North Western Province in order to reinforce officers in the District to maintain law and order.

Violent conflict had erupted in Zambezi district between the Lunda and Luvale people resulting in some structures being destroyed and people injured.

Deputy Police Spokesperson. Danny Mwale, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Tuesday in Lusaka.

Mwale said Police in the area had recorded 25 different cases ranging from assaults, malicious damage to property, arson and unlawful wounding.

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He said two of the injured victims were admitted to Zambezi District Hospital where they are receiving treatment and no arrest had been made so far as investigations are ongoing.

“The Inspector General of Police has dispatched paramilitary officers to the District in order to reinforce officers in the District in maintaining law and order,” Mwale said.

He said at the moment, the situation was reported to be calm as Police have intensified patrols.

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