THE Zambia Police Service says it provided security for Patriotic Front (PF) president Edgar Lungu during his recent campaign trip to Mongu because there were reports of threats on his life.
The police has also said that it will continue to be impartial in the enforcement of the law as its mandate is to provide security to anyone.
Police deputy public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said the police service is mandated by law to protect or provide security to any person whose life is in danger or threatened regardless of his status in society.
Mr Hamoonga dismissed media claims that Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani was instructed by Mr Lungu to provide security when he travelled to Mongu.
He said police had received reports threatening the life of Mr Lungu and that it was in order for the law enforcement agency to provide such security.
“It was therefore found necessary after having received reports of threats to the life of Honourable Edgar Lungu for the police to deploy officers on temporary basis to check on the alleged threats,” Mr Hamoonga Said.
He said the officers who provide security for Mr Lungu where normally deployed and not from State House as alleged.