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Security beefs up ahead of Eid festivity

By Jurugo Emmanuel Ogasto


Government has beefed up security in Juba to protect lives and property during the Eid al-Fitr celebration.

South Sudan police spokesperson Maj. General Daniel Justin disclosed deployment of organized forces in Juba City to ensure safety of lives and people’s property.

“We have already deployed [officers], and we are now boosting security because people will be very engaged, so we also need to be engaged with them,” he said.

Gen. Justin urged the public to cooperate with the forces on the ground and report any suspected criminal cases to them.

“Forces have been deployed within Juba to monitor security before and during the Eid al-Fitr celebration,” he noted.

“I want to tell our Muslim community not to panic when they see forces around them,’’ he advised.

The police boss noted that criminal acts in Juba will never be tolerated and any perpetrators will be brought to book.

“We shall not allow insecurity, mostly by some youths, and the law will take its cost,’’ he added.

He urged the public not to relent in their usual cooperation and support in giving credible and timely information that can assist the security agencies in providing the needed security.

He charged all officers to discharge their duties with the utmost respect for the rule of law, assuring that the command would give them the necessary support to discharge their tasks.

Eid al-Fitr is one of two major holidays celebrated by Muslims and commemorates the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast daily from before dawn until sunset.


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