South Sudan’s Police Service (SSPS) have announced that it will crack down on night clubs in the nation’s capital Juba for further prevention of crimes which are at an alarming rate.
The decision was taken by the country’s Interior Minister, Michael Chiangjiek and Inspector General of Police Gen. Majak Akec and have directed the security forces in the nation’s capital to do more as much as they can in the shorter possible time to close all night clubs.
The Government said the new measure is aimed at curbing crimes that are committed at night by gang adding that the operation of such activities will be done only with permission from South Sudan’s police authorities.
The ban on night clubs came a day following the killing of one young man on Sunday night in Munuki neighborhood in which the South Sudanese National Police Service intervened and arrested 14 suspects in connection with the murder of the that young man.
According to a statement issued by the police the criminal gang members who called themselves ‘Nigers’ were armed with machetes and pangas and started fighting among themselves resulting in the death of one person.
“The Police in Munuki has responded and arrested 14 young men who called themselves Nigers they were armed with some machetes. The Nigers who were in night club at Munuki fought themselves in which they inflicted several cuts on their colleague who died on spot, there after police received information from residents about the killing of one Nigers,” the police said in a statement.
The police statement further said the gangs had tried to resist the arrest and had wanted to disarm the police leading the police to shot one of them.
“Police teams responded in time to effect the arrest. The young men resisted the arrest instead they wanted to seize a rifle from police as a result police shot one who die after,” the statement by the police said.
South Sudan capital Juba has been plagued by criminal activities and the rising levels of such crimes in an alarming rate involved armed robbery housebreaking are driven by high levels of poverty in the world’s youngest nation.