By Memory Nyambe
Scores of residents in Lusaka’s Kanyama Compound have bemoaned the rise in crime at the hands of gangs commonly called ‘junkies’ and ‘Seventy niggers’.
This comes barely a month after a new police station was commissioned in the area.
One of the affected residents Matildah Liswaniso has told diamond news that her husband was recently attacked by a gang that got away with his valuables.
Another resident Christine Manyuma has explained how a woman was attacked and undressed in broad day light, and robbed off her hand bag in full view of the people.
Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Mwata- Katongo has also confirmed the increase in attacks by the said junkies while indicating that the area needs more police posts to manage the population.
She explains that the whole Constituency only has three police posts who staffing levels are insufficient.