There has been distribution of fliers purportedly being produced by the so called Newly Formed Barotseland Liberation army indicating that they are not going to allow any politician from the Northern Rhodesia to hold any campaign rallies in Western Province in readiness for the forthcoming General elections.
We would like to categorically state as Zambia Police that we are not going to condone any individual or group of individuals who would want to abrogate the Laws in this country with impunity and as such we are going to ensure that all those that would be found wanting are arrested and prosecuted.
Zambia has enjoyed peace from the time it attained independence and as Zambia Police we shall ensure that the peace is preserved and sustained at all cost.
We believe we have sensitized people enough on the need to abide by the Law but it seems, to some pockets of individuals, such information seem to have been falling on deaf ears.
We are therefore warning all those that would want to cause confusion in this country that we are not going to tolerate them but ensure that they are arrested and taken to court.
We are also warning cadres of all political parties that they should always restrain themselves from engaging in violent activities in the name of politics as we are not going to spare anyone that would want to ignore the provisions of the law.
Zambia is a country that is governed by Laws and it is the duty of every individual to see to it that peace prevails at all times.
As an institution with the mandate of maintaining peace in the country, we shall always ensure that all people irrespective of their political affiliation are protected and that all their activities are conducted in a peaceful environment without any intimidation from any quota.
INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE