Congolese refugees tipped on crime prevention 

m_Congolese refugees tipped on crime prevention

Nyabiheke refugee camp Rwanda

In as much as Rwanda being among countries with low figures in crime, continued efforts to eliminate related aspects is what the government needs.

The government has urged every residence to join in fighting against the vice across the country.

Stringent measures initiated by the RNP in partnership with the public through community policing to report security threats, leading to prevention has seen

crime rates dropped 5.6 percent lower between January and June this year, according to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Security.

Following the initiative, Gatsibo District Police Commander (DPC) Supt. Gérard Habiyambere also appealed to refugees in Nyabiheke camp, east of Rwanda to own security initiatives to fight and prevent crimes in their camp.

Supt. Gérard, made the call on August 18, 2014 while addressing over 14300 refugees in Nyabiheke camp in eastern province

He urged them to partner with security organs to fight criminal acts like drug abuse which are also reported in the camp and share information on anything that might affect their safety.

He explained to them how consumption of drugs like cannabis, kanyanga and other soothing substances like luring one into sexual acts, theft and fighting.

He also challenged parents and guardians to watch and monitor their children.

Jacques Barinda, the Camp manager thanked Rwanda National Police for giving them an insight in crime prevention and added that they will also put in place safety and security measures.

Currently 7590 cases of crimes were registered in a period of six months from January to June this year, down from 8026 recorded between July and December last year.

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