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Albino abduction cases down

By Yohane Symon:

Cases of abduction of people with albinism have declined in Eastern Region Police division, Eastern Region Police Commissioner Arlene Baluwa has said.

She said this during a meeting with traditional leaders, Police officers and Association of People with Albinism (Apam) members in Mangochi District.

“Our region, especially in districts such as Mangochi and Machinga, used to register a lot of cases of abduction and killing targeting people with albinism.

“However, we seem to be making progress. Last year, we registered a single case, thanks to the good working relationship with traditional leaders, proper coordination among police personnel as well as the understanding of our friends with albinism,” Baluwa said.

Eastern Region Apam Chapter Chairperson, William Masapi, said the situation has, somewhat, improved but was still not safe enough for people with albinism to do things with peace of mind.

“Apam members in the region are still living in fear such that there is need to completely end cases of violence against people with albinism,” he said.

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