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Army Ordered To Help End Attackers

President Edgar Lungu has ordered the Zambia Army to join the Zambia Police to help bring to book alleged criminals gassing innocent people.

Speaking upon arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola this evening, President Lungu has also offered K250,000 to any person with information that would lead to the arrest of the masterminds of the gassings that have spread to Lusaka.

President Lungu said he is concerned that innocent people have continued losing their lives in mistaken identity cases while others continue to be gassed.

The Head of State said he has been left with no option but to act and bring to an end the alleged gassings.

President Lungu has urged those that will be inconvenienced in the process to bear with government until all those behind the attacks are rooted out.

He has since appealed to members of the public to stop taking the law in their own hands and allow law enforcers to take charge.

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59 Comments

  1. Thomas mwanza

    That’s the spirit Dr lungu.offering 250.000.to who truly approach the end to this legal action maybe the Amy or the cops will be serious in their investigation.. cos of sum of money been mentioned

    • BWALYA

      The police have failed we what the Amy

      • Lil thug

        police have not failed the army will jxt finish you off those guys they kill without a warrant

    • Richard Daka

      We are stil christian nation and our God shal fight for innocent blood like blood of Able GENESIS 4.11 AND JEREMIAH 29.11 GOD HAS A BETTER PLAIN ZAMBIA THE PRESIDENT MR LUNGU REMEMBER THE TIME OF JOB AND THE BEST FRIENDS TO JOB THEY START SHOUT AT HIM HE DID NT SHAKE SO MR PRESIDENT GOD LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOUR TEARS GOD AS WIPT IT AWAY. IS YOUR TIME TO THANK HIM

  2. Herv Rena

    What is annoying people is that police are mute about their investigations when ever they arrest suspects at times red handed with the gassing implements.Which make people think that top govt officials could have a hand in this.Even on znbc ,.rlport of any kind is available Gvt officials must b there.

  3. Bisalomic phirir

    That’s what we wanted to hear from you Mr President thank u for support

  4. Eva Malambo

    Actually thats the way to go. motivate the men and women in uniform.
    @as Zambias let us seriously pray for our Nation, these acts are engineered by the Devil through his agent. arise ! nd take this to God in good faith.

  5. Bishop

    This is so suprising to me , Can’t Zambia police get information from those suspects that are in their hands? As far as I know, The govt already knows the Mastermind of this Issue. Kaya kwenetuyenda mwandi

  6. Okay

    If the chemical attacks did not reach lusaka, the head of state would have not said anything. The chemical was tested and the results are hidden. What will happen to those people who have been gassed?

  7. Lance Timothy Nalishiwa

    Thank you very much your excellence engaging Zambia army to help people lose lives everyday… 25000 thats a good motivation. We will try our best working in hand to protect ourselves and friends.

  8. phredrick

    thats what we as zambian citizens were looking forward to see and hear from the head of state as to he will say corncing the gassing issue, engaging the zambia army is the way to go,lives have been lost due to mis-information,mis-taken identity and mob justice hence we hope now that zambia army has come in and the sum of k250,000 up for grabs,this issue will come to an end in no time and the master mind will be brought to book.

  9. .Com

    First Give That Money To Those Who Are In Custody

  10. Razor

    When you have to call in the army for domestic security matters it means the police have miserably failed. Even the President has lost confidence in the police that’s why he had to resort to calling the army. In such circumstances the natural thing to do is for the Police IG to resign failure to which he should be fired.

    • CheteQ

      I couldn’t agree more with you. This IG even had the guts to say his police force has one of the most investigative know capability in Africa.. really, is he in slumberland?
      The one best thing these guys know is milking innocent motorists of money and drinking.
      I reported a case of burglary and theft at my home in 2016 where I lost substantial household goods including relish in the fridge. IG’s men carried guns.. for what? The thief/ves had already vanished.
      In my mind’s eye was seeing these ponyonyos carry finger print dusting tools.
      In todays world, thieving has evolved. Today’s thieves are more sophisticated and more intelligent than IG’s wo/men. Meanwhile, IG’s wo/men, all they know is chasing and beating suspects. This doesn’t work as you only get coerced answers under duress.
      The six month training (cariculum) IG’s wo/men go for started in the colonial days, it ain’t enough. Change it to at least 3 year to encompass all aspects of criminality.
      Coming to the recent events of these criminals gassing people, IG, should resign on moral grounds. When this thing started. He vehemently refused such a thing taking place. Meanwhile innocent people were being attacked and dying. Just a few days ago he refuted reports it had reached Luzaka.
      Surely can Zedians just wake up and claim things that ain’t affecting them..not at all.
      In a nutshell, IG and he’s ponyonyos have failed to stop the gassing.
      Mr. IG, own up, be a man leave.
      If I were the president I’d fire IG for gross incompetence.. unless there’s something we do not know is up behind the scenes.

  11. Makungu

    Please,soilders we know you don’t fear and failure.clean them

  12. Moka

    Ati ba police u dont even work ndimwe ba cabecabe

  13. Hanging balls

    Solution is to provide jobs, people are jobless and hungry

  14. kenneth muliro

    we don’t know where world is going

  15. gift hamweene kauta

    Hope they will be improvement

  16. Concerned citizen

    As concerned zambian

  17. Nadi

    God is with us, this things wich are happening will end soon we need to pray hard

  18. ONE ZAMBIA,ONE NATION

    We welcome this move that His Excellence President Lungu has taken to ask the Army to help the police with extreme back-up in curbing this serious issue of gassing which has claimed lives,juried,and those whom have been arrested since this criminality started. (1)My question is that ,Why has the President taken long to address the general public when alot have lost lives in mis-identity?……..(2) How safe are we both in rural and urban areas,because not every community has a police past or police station nearby?……..(3)What measures and assurances the government will give the public in as far as lives,and properties are secured?….. (4)What time will patrolling going to be starting and ending?…

  19. Nomba Pishamo

    One Zambia No LaLa is finally coming to an end

  20. But why can't you find out from those who are in custody

    #Commandocamp

  21. I think us we are safe here in Commando camp Ndola

    #Commandocamp

  22. Mulombo

    Killing suspects by mob justice is killing source of information for investigations

  23. zenzo emmanuel

    Enough is enough we are tired of this evil act i think this should have been done before but nevertheless it’s never too late thanks bashi Tasila for commanding.

  24. mark

    This is good though a lot has gone to death but I will appreciate if your work will be effective

  25. Sosa

    @gassing of people,,,,,,,ba police ndwiiii,,,,,,security wings ndwiii,,,,nabambi,nabambi ndwiii,,,,nabambi,nabambi ndwiii,,,,nabambi,nabambi ndwiii,,,,nabambi,nabambi ndwiii.

  26. Joe London

    If the pipo gassing innocent citizens are using juju,mankwala,where are the ngangas,witchfinders.Ba President babikamo ulupiya,money bombeni tumone pantu ulpiya nalumoneka.

  27. Detector

    U employ ur little children 18-20year leaving out adults 25-45year as police officers do u think those small boys and girls will save the country effectively when there z war like now those are children u employ next intact recruit men and women 25-45year b wise Zambian not ma school leavers just drinking beer and boasting they are police officer we need pipo who will protect the country to the maximum of there abilities adult so to say not ma yobali defiling the Zambia police uniform busy posting ma self in the uniform pa social media#now u baka pyopyo do ur job small boy and girl ati BA police Bana BA school supposed to b doing tuma teaching course can u manage to save zambia when u are a teenager impossible.

    • Dundumwezi for chagwa

      MR. DETECTOR WELL SPOKEN, TRULY THESE YOUNG BABIES CALLING THEM POLICE OFFICERS ARE YOU SURE THEY CAN PROTECT OUR COUNTRY,LET GVT CHANGE AGE LIMIT FOR POLICE OFFICERS, WE WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE TRULY MATURED AND READY TO PROTECT OUR NATION,NOT BABIES,WE WANT MIMBULU,AT LIST FROM 35 TO 45,NOT THESE BABIES WHO SPEND MOST OF THEIR TIME ON WHATSAPPS AND FACE BOOK WHILE PEOPLE ARE DYING, CHANGE THE TACTIC FOR RECRUITMENT.

  28. Clement Mukanda

    I think top officials already know the master mind because they have been arresting people since the first gassings were recorded in Chingola… Please give the public what they want to know

  29. Kapembwa Nchinga

    Thank you for your response katekati not fye roads bridges na fimbi awe Viva 2022 pf

  30. Reagan chichi

    Plz help us

  31. Harju

    Help the the nation Mr President

  32. Elv

    Yeah good move and let ba police stick to arrest bakachasu bcoz they have failed

  33. LN

    The consolation is that no event lasts forever. This gassing will soon something of the past. For now let the Arny and police make serious night patrols and save lives. Reduce bar operation hours and introduce serious curfews in all towns for months.

  34. FuManchu

    This thing is not being concluded as the masterminds or framers of the gassing have not yet built a convincing story that would implicate some targeted prominent individuals to give reason for arrests leading to slapping “ultimate” charges and their incarceration! The end is known but the justification is still having hiccups!

  35. Bashi Junior

    Thank you Mr President for that move but my concern is why can’t we use that huge sum of money on developing our country since Zambia Army is now on our rescue, I know they can’t fail to bring these criminals to book thank you.

  36. Gabby

    Gud job, lets the Zambian Army to the serious job, rather those poppies of police, who plays ichidohyu.

  37. pethias

    so police have failed

  38. don't worry Zambian ba army balabomba

    I hope ba army they can’t failed

  39. willy

    give that money k250 000 to pensioners

  40. Piriton Mbewe

    Please baArmy help us.

  41. Pj

    That’s the heart we need .

  42. UBWAMBA NA BUKULA

    Its a nice move i wondered why u take so long for you to do that

  43. Punchline

    Great move, I also hope soldiers can help kaili it’s like ba police have failed..

  44. Letmetalk

    Bakapokola should be serious not just wearing that suit and claiming new uniforms you are been paid
    why that amount of money what about their salaries? Let them work seriously

  45. dance

    This is when Zambia is going to record the highest misery in the history!! Bringing the army to deal with civil riots?? Heeeee!!! Wait some of you fools who are happy today wait until your family member or yourself is being short dead and enjoy the poor leadership!!! How do you joke with soldiers. Elo in Lusaka when suspect is caught they are burning and role of the men and women is to protect those people who are gassing!! Soon you will taste the smell of blood!!

  46. Benson

    You only care about your bedroom and not about we who are in other rooms.Zambia isn’t Lusaka and besides the engine towns of the nation are in greatest pain than your capital.

  47. Inanah Eze

    Hope they are going to do the job accordingly,, we want to see change.. twabaka ukana lala mwe

  48. evans

    that’s better please we should be protected that’s their job

  49. Tom

    Im just passing ,ndi mwana munono, less ewishibe Allahu Akbar, come 2021

  50. Ricky

    That’s cool Mr president

  51. Samson

    Maybe we can be helped

  52. Ephrex kelly

    These criminals wants Our president’s fame to drop down and lose 2021 elections

  53. mweemba

    There is too much corruption in the police service this is the reason they can disclose the perpetrators

  54. Nevergoblank

    Why can’t the gvt investigate from the already comprehended victims

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