Nayuchi Police is refusing to provide security

Some residents at Nayuchi in Machinga district have expressed worry over lack of security because police at Nayuchi boarder are not executing their duties, radio Islam has established.

According to the source who spoke to radio Islam on condition of anonymity, the issue came out yesterday morning around 6 am when a train belonging to Central East African Railways Company hit a person in the area.

“When people reported the matter to Nayuchi police; they refused to visit the scene claiming the train is escorted and guarded by police from Liwonde,” the concerned malawian said.

According to the source, the police at Nayuchi are not happy because they are sidelined in the work of escorting and guarding the train which passes through the area to and from Mozambique.

He also said Nayuchi police have released from cells all people suspected to have committed different crimes.

The source argued that “this has negatively affected security of the area as it is sharing boarders with Mozambique.”

When this radio wanted to find out from the police, officer in charge for Machinga police senior assistant commissioner Issac Maluwa refuted the matter claiming it did not come to his attention.

“That is not true but let me admit that Nayuchi police station has few police officers as compared to the number of people who need security services,” said Maluwa.

He confirmed death of the person hit by the train whose identity is not known.

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