The Namibian Police Force's Omusati Regional Commander, Commissioner Ismael Basson, called on the public who intend to be part of the Independence Day celebrations to "come in peace and leave behind dangerous weapons."

In an interview with Nampa, Commissioner Basson, while calling on the public to refrain from bringing any weapons to the venue, said safety in the region is guaranteed and people should not worry. 

He warned people not to bring harmful weapons, such as guns, knives, and pangas, to the venue, adding that weapons will be confiscated at the gate.

He also urged the public not to leave any valuables in their vehicles, as these could attract criminals.

At the same time, Basson warned would-be criminals to be ready to be brought to book.

For safety reasons, he did not reveal how many police officers would provide security during the celebrations.



Maggy Thomas