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Aweil police receives three armored vehicles to beef up security

By Hou Akot Hou

Police in Northern Bahr El Gazal State have received three armored vehicles from the National Ministry of Interior in Juba.

The Commissioner of police Philip Madut Tong told Juba Echo on Thursday that the armored vehicles locally known in Arabic as Walids have been brought to help track down criminals at night.

 “These armored vehicles that we have displayed to the public were brought to track down the people who are not law abiding,” Tong said in an interview in Aweil town.

He said the vehicles come at a time when crime cases have risen in Aweil town and other neighboring suburbs. For example, murder cases have been on the rise putting pressure on the little resources of the state police.

Tong appealed to the general public to help them in tracking criminals.

In February, a man was found dead in Maper and another person was stabbed to death recently near the premises of Aweil national secondary with no one claiming responsibility.

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