The police in Arua have embarked on community policing in refugee camps to sensitize the refugees and host communities on how to prevent crime in this festive season.
SP Josephine Angucia the police spokeswoman for West Nile region says the activity started on Wednesday 13th/12/2017 covering the refugee settlements of Imvepi, Omugo, Rhino camp in Arua and Lobule refugee settlement in Koboko District.
” We sensitized them on how to prevent common crimes commonly committed during festive season like thefts, fights, assaults, breakings, robberies, accidents, sex related offences, domestic violence, child related cases, mob justice and terrorism “Josephine noted
James Lugala a refugee camp leader from Od’obu II Rhino camp refugee settlement in Arua district noted that this was the first of its kind for police to visit them and carry out sensitization against crime in refugee camps.
“I have never seen something like this before in our camps. I take this chance to thank police for this sensitization which will help us in our settlements during the festive season.” Lugala noted.
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