W. Nile Receives Motorcycles to Fight Crime in Hard-to-Reach Areas

CIID Officers of Zombo, Mai Okollo, Terego, Maracha and Police PRO for W. Nile with the new Motorcycles.

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The department of criminal investigations-CIIDs in four districts of W. Nile has been boosted with new motorcycles to detect and fight crime in hard to reach areas. 

The Bajaj Motorcycles with private number plates supplied by the Police Headquarters were handed over to the CIID Officers of Zombo, Madi Okollo, Terego and Maracha districts which have direct porous border line with DR Congo and are hosting refugees.

According to records from the regional CIID in W. Nile, the four district have been leading in crimes like assault, murders, defilement and theft as a result of refugees and International border influence and so require more access to some of the remote areas to detect and fight crime. 

David Ojwiga, the acting regional CIID Officer West Nile said the motorcycles with ready fuel will ease crime investigations in the villages.  Ojwiga says the CIID officers have been facing challenges of reaching remote areas of the region because there is only one vehicle which cannot reach to areas deep in the villages.

     // Cue in; These four motorcycles.…// 

Cue out; has got a fuel card…. //

Hudson Ocen the Police PRO for  West Nile said with the new motorcycles, the detectives will be able to reach crime scenes in time and contain such situations.  Ocen also disclosed that the civilian number plates are meant to conceal the identity of such officers to avoid their being easily identified and isolated by communities.   

// Cue in; As far as investigations.…// 

Cue out; civilian number plates…. //  

Records from the police indicate that the region registers over 80 cases of various crimes  each month and efforts to curb such crimes have been hindered by inadequate transport to facilitate movement of Police officers.


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