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Police Step Up Operations in North Towns

Police will step up its operations in Labasa, Seaqaqa, Savusavu and Taveuni in the Northern Division. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the operations were part of Operation Yalo­dei, which focused
30 Dec 2017 11:04
Police Step Up Operations in North Towns
Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho with Nausori Town Council gardener Luke Vusavusa 52 during Commissioner’s beat on December 28, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Police will step up its operations in Labasa, Seaqaqa, Savusavu and Taveuni in the Northern Division.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the operations were part of Operation Yalo­dei, which focused on pro­viding everyone a safe and secure environment this fes­tive season.

“Officers on normal duties will assist with frontline po­licing during the operational period, which is from Decem­ber 15 to January 15,” she said.

Police continue to warn motorists and pedestrians to follow road rules because two lives were lost on Caka­udrove roads over the Christ­mas public holiday in two separate accidents.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said a three-year-old was hit by a vehicle along Lovonivou Road on Monday afternoon and a 21-year-old man was involved in a hit and run ac­cident on Tuesday morning at Vuniyasawa settlement outside Savusavu town.

“In most cases, the pedes­trian was at fault. Our efforts were on the two main high­ways, but fatalities recorded were in the outskirt of town, at Wainibokasi in Nakelo and from Savusavu and Tave­uni,” he said.

“The total death toll now stands at 70 compared to 66 during the same period last year. Despite the advisories issued on road safety we con­tinue to record accidents on daily basis.

“We also continue to warn drivers to avoid speeding and drink driving because it con­tinues to be the two leading causes of accidents. Drivers need to be aware that fatigue as well can be a threat to safety.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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