Malawi Police chief says 40 more cops deployed in the north to fight albino attackers

Inspector General of Police Lextern Kachama has said the police are deploying 40 more law enforceers in the border districts of Chitipa and Karonga to fight people with albinism attackers.

Police chief Kachama: Assures protection of persons with albinism
Police chief Kachama: Assures protection of persons with albinism

Kachama was speaking on Thursday at Chitipa boma where senior government officials including the Home Affairs minister held a meeting following the recent attack of a person with albinism whose hand was chopped off and thugs went away with it.

The 52 year old lady lies in agony at Mzuzu Central Hospital following the incident last week.

Kachama said the 40 police officers will add up to the number of police officers who are working round the clock to deal with the vice.

“We urge the communities to work with the police to end the abductions and attacks on people with albinism. There is a fund for those who tip the police on the abductors and attackers,” said the soft spoken Kachama.

Home Affairs minister Jappie Mhango said the government is working with the government of Tanzania and Mozambique to end the vice.

He said people must know that there is no market for the people of albinism parts in Mozambique and Tanzania.

At least 18 people with albinism have been killed since the wave of people with albinism abductions and killings two years ago and over 80 people with albinism attacked so far in ritual attacks and killings as misguided people think the body parts can bring instant wealth.

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