EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- The Gambia National Guard has launched what it branded as “Operation Restore Sanity” effective 11 June to curtail surging crime rates in the country, Gambia Armed Forces said in a statement Sunday.
The operation is aimed at restoring public order and safety due to the sharp rise in criminality and criminal related activities in the country, the release said.
According to the dispatch, the operation is also meant to complement the good efforts of the sister security forces under the Ministry of Interior led by the Gambia Police Force.
“Operation “RESTORE SANITY” would involve vigorous patrols during the day which would be intensified during the night,” the statement said, adding, “Therefore, the general public especially law abiding citizens and all those resident in The Gambia are urged to go about their normal business activities.”
The release continued: “However, it may be prudent to avoid lonely, remote and suspected crime infested areas at ungodly hours to reduce the risk of being targets of these criminals.”
The nation’s armed forces also encouraged the public to provide the National Guards with timely information about criminals and their locations to assist the security forces in their quest to curtail crime.
“The Gambia National Guards is soliciting the cooperation and understanding of the general public in this worthwhile endeavor in the interest of all and sundry,” it urged.
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