NBG police boss summoned by state legislators over insecurity

The Commissioner of Police in Northern Bahr El Ghazal state has appeared before the state legislative assembly to answer queries on matters of security in the state.

This is after the public raised concerns over the increase in crimes, including armed robberies at night.

Last month, suspected robbers attacked and killed a man along the road to Aweil South County.

Just last week, a body of a man was found in a pond at Maper Akot Aru area. The body of the deceased was found with some cuts believed to be from a sharp object.

The deputy chairperson of the Information Committee at the state legislature said they summoned the police commissioner to give answers on what is being done to counter criminal activities in the state.

“We have seen increased in crimes of murder, suicide, among others, and this why we have asked the police commissioner to come here to present his security strategy to the members,” Honorable Upieu Jongkor said.

After a brief session on Wednesday, the house directed the police commissioner  to return next month with a comprehensive report on the general security situation in the state and the challenges facing the police services in mitigating crime.

For his part, Commissioner Philip Madut Tong Ajonga said: “One of the things is to make sure all the security weakness are corrected, even the issue of the green lights being used by people with motorcycles.’’

The police have also been instructed to monitor and issue letters of approval for all parties organized in the residential areas across Northern Bahr el Ghazal state.