OTJIWARONGO - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region successfully completed a four-day patrol mission along the border between Namibia and Botswana in the areas of Tsumkwe and Gam last week.
Nampol’s Oshikoto Regional Commander, Commissioner Anne-Marie Nainda, told Nampa yesterday that the operation was conducted by 52 female police officers from September 6 to 9. Although Gam and and Tsumkwe fall under the Otjozondjupa Region, its police administration falls under the Oshikoto police force, according to NamPol‘s demarcations.
“Most importantly, the whole operation was led and conducted by my Oshikoto Regional Women’s Police Network on foot, and they walked over 100 kilometres along the border of the two countries,” she beamed. The female police officers were selected from different police stations in the Oshikoto Region. They patrolled from Gam and Tsumkwe, as well as parts of the Kavango Region along the geographic boundary of Namibia and Botswana.
Commissioner Nainda said the four-day operation was aimed at combating different types of crimes along the common border. Towards the end of the operation, the police educated members of the community living along the border of the two countries on the risks associated with illegal border crossings. - Nampa