Tuesday, March 28

MOI Expresses Concerns Over Recent Upsurge of Crimes in the Country

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The Ministry of Interior has expressed concern about the surge in criminal activities affecting lives of innocent Gambians and non-Gambians residing in the country by unscrupulous elements in the society.

“This surge is happening at an alarming rate and therefore a cause for concern for all residents in the Gambia.

The general public is hereby informed, that the Government of The Gambia, through the Ministry of Interior, condemns all criminal activities in the strongest possible terms and urges all citizens and non- citizens to be law abiding, deter and desist from participating in any form of activity which is against the laws of the country and threatens the peace and security of the country,” the statement made available on Monday said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior also reminds all Gambians that maintaining peace and security of the country is the responsibility of everyone and not just our men in uniform.

“In this regard, this office solicits the support and cooperation of the general public, by continuing to share information with the police in order to combat all forms of crimes.

Whilst this office appreciates and commends the office of the IGP and other sister forces in combatting crime, it therefore urges all and sundry to collectively work as partners with the security institutions to maintain and strengthen peace and stability across the country,” the statement.

“Ministry of Interior would like to remind everyone that the Gambia is a country with laws and anybody found wanting will be subjected to the full force of the law,” the statement added.