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3,000 security forces deployed to secure Juba during holidays

Author: El-Shiekh Chol Ajeing | Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Maj. Gen. Daniel Justin, the Spokesperson of South Sudan National Police Service, Tuesday 9th Aug 2022. Credit: Charles Wote/Eye Radio.

At least 3,000 joint security forces have been deployed within Juba and the surrounding areas to maintain security during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The national police spokesperson, Maj Gen. Daniel Justin said the joint forces are selected from the SSPDF Tiger division, police, and national security.

“The Minister of Interior, Inspector General, Chief of Defense Forces, and tiger division commander were there to brief the joint forces,” he told Eye Radio on Tuesday evening.

The security personnel would be stationed at strategic locations like road links entering the city from the states.

General Justin also says movement into Juba for tinted and cars without two number plates will be restricted.

“They were already being deployed at the sectors, they are around 3000 and will be deployed to the residential areas, markets, and roads link to Nimule, Bor , Wau , Mundri, and Yei.”

“Also on the street, there are tinted vehicles, some without number plate , some with one others covered the number plate all those forces they were told any car of this type to be arrested immediately.”

The police official also asked the off-duty security forces to avoid intoxication and remain on maximum alert in areas of their responsibilities.

Gen. Justin further appealed to members of the public to cooperate with the officers during the celebrations.

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