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Police step up security measures in and around Juba

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December 21, 2012 (JUBA) – Police in the South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have beefed up security to protect the lives and property of people ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivals.

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Southern Sudan’s Minister for Transport Anthony Lino Makana (Left) and retired General Alison Monani Magaya listening to speeches to celebrate Magaya’s defection from NCP to SPLM, Yambio, Western Equatoria, South Sudan, Nov. 10, 2010 (ST)

There has been a rise in murder cases in the new nation’s capital in recent months. However, the minister in charge of police, Alison Monani Magaya, in his public statements on TV in recent days has been assured that the situation was going to change.

The most publicized murder is the recent killing of a leading political commentator, Isaiah Abraham, who was shot in front of his house by unknown gunmen.

Magaya said the police was going to deploy more forces in and around Juba in order to contain the criminals who are behind the stealing, robbery and killing of people in the city.

Some of the criminals have already changed their hideouts far from the town centre to the outskirts of the city to try to avoid the police patrols. However, the new deployment which was launched two days ago directed the police forces to reach all the corners of the city.

There has been a general feeling that some elements of the police are conspiring with the criminals and are involved in perpetuating some of the crimes themselves.

Monani acknowledged the prevalence of bad elements within the police force but assured that his forces were now under serious scrutiny to identify the bad apples.

On Friday, police reported capturing a number of armed criminals in the areas of Gurei and Jebel Dinka west of Juba where some criminals have sought refuge in.

In the evening of Friday gun shots could be heard at 7pm in Gudele West area. A local eyewitnesses told Sudan Tribune that it was an exchange of fire between the patrolling police and criminals who resisted arrest in their hideouts. No casualties were known yet at the time of the report writing.

Juba residents are urged to give information to the police about the whereabouts of suspected criminals.

(ST)

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  • 22 December 2012 08:28, by master

    just they rise your blood pressure & diabetes

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    • 22 December 2012 08:53, by Hardball

      Mister, sometimes you need to say more than seven words in order to make any sense! Just because you don’t know English to say more than what you have doesn’t mean you’re an idiot.

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      • 22 December 2012 09:45, by master

        Hardball
        i don’t think english is the language of your father & mother so you are boasting !!
        My language is arabic & my roots arab so we have readable & writeabe language what you have to proud of ?
        I know you feel with erphobia when you speak english but i haven’t any sense like that

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        • 22 December 2012 09:56, by Hardball

          Then why are you using the language you’re not proud of; instead of the one you claimed to be proud of?

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          • 22 December 2012 10:39, by master

            because this site use english only
            if arabic avilable here i will use it
            now still u think i don’t know english ?

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            • 22 December 2012 10:46, by master

              less talk with comperhension meaning batter than talkative

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              • 23 December 2012 06:23, by Hardball

                If you know you can’t use your language here; you shouldn’t tell anyone here that you’re proud of your language. No one here asked you whether or not you’re proud of your language! When it comes to your idea of less talked. What would be the point of less talk if you can’t make it comprehensible to the readers?

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  • 22 December 2012 08:53, by Nyakuzuny

    Dear H.E Alison Monani Magaya , you are Take Serious action with in this X,Cristmas Days.hahahaaaa you believe that there is No Thieft can Arrest another Thieft was not happened and will not Happening.you are the people who are mudered us here in Capital Juba with Your Blind President , please Stupid Ministry be resign in Your position how many people was dies in capital Juba?

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    • 22 December 2012 12:21, by 4Justice
      • 23 December 2012 06:56, by Dinkawarrior

        4Justice!
        Haha haha haha haha! I have never seen a Black and White Al-Qae·da, the only one is known by the whole world is Arab mujahideen who like to beheading people. It’s very scary to see those criminal joining the Al-qaeda groups

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    • 22 December 2012 18:30, by nuer food lovers

      wa? nyakuzuny ma nyameei mee ralei ciei lieg.ur english is not find bro.ur better go back to school to atleast up great ur english to pit in this forum.nyakuzuny sister u will soon be find if u try to join John Garang international school.the school have qualify,competent from recongnised instituation Africa wide.

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  • 22 December 2012 13:06, by Gabriel KK

    Get rid of illegal foreigners in Juba and all will be fine within days because half of these criminals are foreigners.

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    • 22 December 2012 14:07, by master

      if you did what you mentioned kenya & uganda could close the borders & south sudan will be in trap

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      • 23 December 2012 09:10, by Gabriel KK

        Master,
        Security first as mentioned by your Govt in Khartoum.

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