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Mount barriers at all entry points into Yendi-REGSEC tells security agencies


The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and the Yendi Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) has directed that barriers be mounted by the security agencies at entry points into Yendi and search conducted on all vehicles entering and leaving Yendi.

REGSEC and MUSEC further directs that, security personnel in the area beef up their numbers to intensify their patrols to be able to deal with any breach of peace.

The directives follows Monday April 1, 2013 disturbances in Yedni in which five persons were injured with vehicles, house and other valuable properties burnt down.

 A statement issued and signed by the REGSEC Chairman who is also the northern regional Minister, Bede Anwaatozumo Ziedeng after an emergency meeting said security would pursue investigations and ensured that all perpetrators are dealt with in accordance with the law.

The statement also reminded all residents within Yendi municipality and its environs that the ban on the possession and holding of arms and ammunition is still in force.

 It said the security agencies would conduct search on any suspected premises to retrieve any arms and ammunition that might be in those premises.

 REGSEC assures the people in Yendi and the northern region as a whole that, security agencies are in control of the situation and are alert and prepared to deal with any breach of peace.

It appeals to the people in the region to cooperate with the security agencies to restore normalcy in the area for people to go about their ligament duties without fears.

Meanwhile, five persons have been arrested in the area and are in police custody while investigations continue. 

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