Lilongwe residents are living in fear after police sounded an alarm about gangs of criminals attacking peoples’ homes.
Speaking in Lilongwe last Wednesday, Central Region Police spokesperson Ramsey Mushani said organised gang attacks are on the increase in the city and his institution is working around the clock to arrest the trend.
“Incidents of gangs of criminals attacking residents in their homes is on the increase from the reports we are receiving every week. We are working to curb the crimes, but residents have to take precautionary measures. We are appealing to the general public to ensure that gates and doors of their houses are well enforced, secured and locked all the time,” said Mushani.
He said police have put in place measures to deal with gang-related crimes such as coordinated patrols in all townships and impromptu road blocks and police checks on key roads.
He, however, further added that police have instituted patrols with road blocks manned during the night in several locations and this is bearing fruit.
“We are also appealing to the public to tip us off whenever they see suspicious activities or persons. As police, we cannot manage everything alone. The public need to be vigilant and report anything unusual,” said Mushani