The Commissioner of Operations of the Gambia Police Force Landing Bojang, has called on service chiefs in the Upper River Region to maintain 24-hour security patrol within the region in order to maintain the peace and stability that the county is known for. He said the peace and stability of the country will never be compromised in any of its forms.
Commissioner Bojang made these remarks while speaking to security chiefs in the region as part of a countrywide tour conducted by the Commissioners of Operations from the Police, Immigration, Prisons and Fire Services. The tour is meant to meet with security heads in the region and discuss with them on ways to strategise in terms of security matters.
Commissioner Bojang also called for community participation in the maintenance of peace and tranquility of the country. “You see nobody should tell us how to secure our country because this is the country that we have, thus the security of the country is our responsibility,” he affirmed.
“Securing the country does not mean you are doing it for Landing or any other person but for yourselves, because is here we all have our families therefore, the security of the country is a collective responsibility from all and sundry.”
Maka Masireh Armed Robbery
Commenting on the recent armed robbery in Maka Masireh village in the Wulli West District which resulted in the death of one Muhammed Nanki, 36, Commissioner Bojang said it was a shock to the entire securities of the country.
He added that when the incident happened, the Inspector General of Police delegated him to visit the scene with a view to assess what is happening on the ground and what is necessary for that area. He disclosed that as a result, the communities of Wulli are going to benefit from security posts which will be patrolling the area 24hours particularly within the border areas.
He urged Gambians, irrespective of their tribe and political affiliation, to join hands with the securities in safeguarding the security of the country. “You see is only fools settling outside the country telling us nonsense, because where they are they are settling there peacefully,” he stated.
The Customs Commissioner of Basse, Saikou Jallow, dwelled on the importance of peace and stability in any nation’s development, adding that the securities in the region are very committed and are working towards that noble crusade.
“Our aims and objectives are the same; that is to ensure the peace and stability of the country and we are working towards that direction,’’ he said, commending Commissioner Bojang and team for embarking on such a tour.
Officer Commanding URR Muhammed Sonko of the Basse Police Station, also spoke at length on the significance of peace and stability. He appealed for more vehicles, which he said would ease their work.
by Momodou Jawo in