19 Jan 2018

 

Shooting In The Air During Celebrations Prohibited

The Minister of Interior, Michael Chiengjiek Geay has given an order to all security forces not to shoot in the air during the festive season.

Shooting In The Air During Celebrations Prohibited
The Minister of Interior, Michael Chiengjiek Geay, with IGP Syed Chawul Lom during a press conference yesterday [Photo by Jale Richard]

By Jale Richard

JUBA 18 December 2017[Gurtong] - In a press conference yesterday, Minister Chienjiek said after their council of ministers and security meeting last week, they agreed to maintain maximum security during the holiday season.

“I want to again reiterate that per the resolutions made by the security committee and the Council of Ministers that this year also it is prohibited for anyone whether a soldier or civilians to fire any shots in the air because we have a culture of firing bullets all the time when there are celebrations of Christmas and new year,” he said.

“This one is not allowed this year and if anyone is found, the security will immediately take very humiliating measures,” the minister added. He said the perpetrators will either be beaten or arrested if found to be shooting in to the air.

“You will not blame anybody because it was your deeds that caused you all those actions,” he said. Chiengjiek said a circular was issued for all the security forces to be alert from Sunday to 30th January 2018 in order to secure the city.

The minister also warned that all cars with tinted windows, vehicles without number plates, and vehicles with temporary number plates are not allowed to appear on the streets. Motorcycles without number plates are also not allowed to operate. Chiengjiek also revealed that he ordered the security forces to cooperate with the civilians of Juba to execute the orders.

The Minister urged the residents of Jubek State to cooperate with the police and call the emergency number 777 to report suspected criminals in their areas. He said he has given orders to all the State police Commissioners to replicate the security plan for Juba in the different States.

“Those who shoot people at night and those who rob people at night, this time we are going to deal with them properly,” the Minister said. The Inspector General of Police, Syed Chawul Lom said gun shots cannot be ruled out during the Christmas, but “if citizens hear gun shots at night, it could be security forces confronting criminals.”

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