Rwanda: Police warn public to remain vigilant as festive season approaches

Nyamagabe, Rwanda (PANA) - The Rwandan police on Wednesday reassured the public of their safety and security during the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations and appealed to the general population to maintain the spirit of partnership and take the lead in ensuring their own safety, as the festive season approaches.

In a statement, made available to PANA, the Rwanda National Police (RNP) deputy spokesperson, Lynder Nkuranga, commended the existing policing cooperation with different stakeholders, including youth volunteers, community policing committees and anti-crime clubs, which she said will also be part of this security campaign.

With just few days ahead of Christmas, it is expected that there would be a busy time for shoppers, businesses and home owners as they prepare for the big day.

The police warned that this can lead to security becoming an after-thought or simply forgotten which presents thieves with opportunities to steal and profit form insecure assets.

Commenting on the current security measures, Chief Superintendent Nkuranga called upon owners of entertainment spots and bars, religious denominations and those intending to hold musical shows, to abide by the law.

Nkuranga said owners of such outfits should not let in minors or offer them alcoholic drinks, which is against the law.

“Criminals tend to seize such opportunities to carry out felonies, which everyone should be aware of, and take precaution, partner with the police and other security organs against such individuals through timely information sharing for quick response,” she said.

According to the senior Rwandan police officer, the force is also on social media platforms; has online crime reporting, reporting missing persons or any citizen complaint embedded in the police.
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21 december 2016 14:21:31

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