The government of South Sudan called upon the citizens to assist the police in identifying those individuals who are posing to be a threat to the security in the country by reporting them.
This was said yesterday by Barnaba Marial Benjamin the Minister for Information and Broadcasting as well as South Sudan government spokesperson during a briefing at the Ministry of Information.
"It is important for our citizens also to help our security forces, at least to help in identifying those elements which are engaging in destabilizing our community", He said.
Marial added that, "those who have been committing crimes like say selling products which are expired, they are within the neighborhood of our citizens once people know these, you are suppose to also assist the police".
He therefore advised that people with such knowledge should help the police by notifying them, "so if you see abnormal things it is your duty to alert the police so that these criminals are identified and legal measures are taken against them," he said.
Yesterday, Salva Mathok, the Deputy Minister of Interior uttered similar words when he told the citizens to alert police if they suspect any strange happening in their neighborhood.
Some of the issues mentioned by Mathok to contribute to insecurity included absence of defined responsibilities between security organs and absence of open land to establish more police stations within Juba City to protect and guard the civil population at night.
Earlier this week a group of foreign traders were caught and identified to have a warehouse or a store where they repack expired goods and sell them to the citizens.