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IGP warns Nimule officers against extortion

By William Madouk


Inspector General of Police (IGP), Gen. Atem Marol Biar, has warned police officers at the Nimule border point against extortion.

According to the police press unit, Gen. Marol was accompanied to Nimule by Assistant IGP for Traffic, Assistant IGP for Border Police, Director of Professional and Standard, including Director General for Passport and Immigration.

“They are at the Nimule border to assess the general working environment of the police officers at the border,” partly reads a statement from the police.

“While in Nimule, [Gen. Marol and delegation] met with the police officers working at the Nimule border and directed them to cooperate among themselves, work professionally, and avoid extortion,” the statement noted.

Furthermore, the police boss issued a stern warning to the police personnel against corruption and coercion.

He directed the officers to improve revenue collections and remit them to the government account, not individual accounts.

Interstate tour

Inspector General of Police, Gen. Marol recently wrapped up his interstate tour to the Bahr el Ghazal region, aimed at improving working conditions and boosting police work.

His key message was that he directed the police to keep away from politics and stick to their constitutional mandate of protecting civilians and their properties. On several occasions, he warned against malpractice.

Unveiling his plan during his reception, IGP Marol stated his six-month plan was to measure the progress and challenges facing the police in ten states and three administrative areas.

Similarly, in the 90-day plan, Gen. Marol planned to establish police outposts along all four roads that lead to Juba City.

Meanwhile, in his six-month plan, he would focus on training the police forces, especially those who were transferred from the SSPDF and deployed without proper policing training.



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