Kitwe District Commissioner Chanda Kabwe has asked the police in the district to arrest anyone wearing military regalia.
Mr. Kabwe says he has observed with concern a growing trend of people from a named opposition political party wearing military regalia.
He said criminals in Kitwe are taking advantage of this situation and are terrorizing residents using the military uniforms.
Mr. Kabwe said it is against the law for civilians to wear military uniform and has appealed to those doing so to stop.
He said those wearing military regalia are instilling fear in residents especially marketeers who are complaining of being intimidated by the same people.
Mr. Kabwe was speaking in a walk in interview with ZNBC News in Kitwe.