WINDHOEK: The Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has called on all peace-loving Namibians to declare war on crime in the country.
Speaking in the capital on Monday, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga said Namibians should continue to provide the necessary support and information to NamPol in order to ensure that all sorts of crime are being prevented, detected and perpetrators brought to book.
He was speaking during the commissioning of a new helicopter acquired by NamPol at the police’s Air Wing base at the Eros Airport here.
“Our people continue to suffer as a result of criminal activities that are perpetrated against them in the country by criminals. Some of the crimes emanating from such criminal activities range from robberies with aggravating circumstances; the theft of livestock; car theft; murders, especially on farms; rapes; domestic and gender-based violence; as well as many other similar forms of evil,” the NamPol Head charged.
He further stated that Namibians should be assured that the Air Wing will play a vital role in conducting effective crime prevention operations, investigations and airborne patrols aimed at maximizing the detection of crimes.
Ndeitunga said NamPol’s helicopters’ service will not only be limited to the combating of crimes, but will also be utilised for disaster management such as rescue operations during floods; veld fire-fighting and the monitoring and control of the movement of dangerous wild animals.
The Air Wing now has a total of three state-of-the-art helicopters at its disposal.
Safety and Security Minister Nangolo Mbumba officiated at the commissioning of the helicopter on behalf of President Hifikepunye Pohamba, who could not be present at the event due to other national engagements.