Irate community smash police vehicles during raid

Irate people in Nkaya, Balaka last night smashed two police vehicles after the law enforcers went in the area to arrest suspected thieves who steal from trains.

Gondwa: Confirmed the incident

Nkaya police officer in charge Nicholas Gondwa confirmed there was pandemonium in the area after the police stormed the trading centre to arrest suspects blamed for the theft of various goods including wheat from running trains.

But Gondwa refused to give more details.

However, chief Nkaya said two  police officers and a dozen people were injured in the fracas as the police were firing in the air and used tear gas to disperse the people.

The chief said two police vehicles were smashed in the fracas which forced the law enforcers to withdraw.

“The problem is that the police came at night and the people thought they were thieves. They just came and forcibly entered the houses to search the stolen goods,” said the chief.

Valley officials who run the trains said the company was losing huge sums of money in compensation for stolen goods in the trains.

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Phwisa
Phwisa
3 years ago

What does the police withdrawal mean. Should we say we have security when our police are always overpowered. See even minibus drivers have been slapping traffic police on our roads. During MCP era everyone at the Nkaya Trading centre would have been arrested. Not za uchitsilu za lerozi

Kwangwagwa
Kwangwagwa
3 years ago

Balaka ndi ya mbava. Kodi mlonda wa polosi amagada chani mu ma bogi a train ikamayenda?

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
3 years ago

Shithole country full of thieves

Gwemula
Gwemula
3 years ago

Akakudyerani kuti anthu inu bwanji osayamba mwamanga uyu akuti ujeni uyuu….. mmmh eti kuiwala eti…. yeah president Peter Mutharika waba K145million yu bwanji apa mukulimbana ndi ti anthu tikuba ma K1,500.00 ti mupindulapo chani apa fotseki

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