A MEMBER of the Western Province-based group calling itself ‘Newly-Formed Barotseland Liberation Army’ has been arrested by police on grounds of attempting to cause political instability in the region.
Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja confirmed the arrest of the named official in an interview yesterday, but declined to divulge much information as investigations continue.
Mr Kanganja said the member, who was apprehended on Saturday, was currently in police custody in Western Province.
He warned the ‘army’ to beware that it was not in their interest to break the law.
The Barotseland liberation army has been distributing flyers indicating that politicians from outside the region would not be allowed to hold political gatherings there.
“So far one member of the Barotseland liberation army has been arrested, but I cannot release any further details as investigations into the matter are still on-going.
“This person was arrested during the course of yesterday (Saturday) and the nation will be informed in due course on the charges that they will face, but for now, this is all I can say,” Mr Kanganja said.