WE are happy that there are increased night patrols in our area, says a resident of Lusaka’s Mtendere Compound, Phillip Bwalya.
Mr Bwalya told the Daily Nation yesterday that crime levels in the area had drastically reduced due to increased police patrols.
Mr Bwalya noted that residents in the area were able to sleep peacefully as thieves were no longer attacking them.
Mr Bwalya commended the Zambia Police for increased night patrols in the township.
Another resident Mr. Pedros Mvula said residents in the area were now happy with police officers for the exercise.
“Police officers operating in the township should be hailed for their tireless efforts in reducing crime in the area, therefore I am calling upon the residents of Mtendere to cooperate with the police in combating crime and that the fight against the vice should not be left to the police alone,” said Mr Mvula.
And Reuben Malata was hoping that once the newly constructed Mtendere police station is commissioned, crime would reduce completely.
“Mtendere used to be a haven of peace for a long time until recently when the area has experienced a number of crimes ranging from housebreak to assaults and the coming of the notorious gang group the “Flufies”