Police in Lusaka have instituted investigations in a matter where thugs are reported to have gone to Kamwala market and harassed those perceived to be Patriotic Front members.
The thugs allegedly locked shops belonging to members of the former ruling party and chased them from the market.
In a media statement, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said a police officer who was in the vicinity addressing the matter was hacked on the head.
She said the officer sustained injuries.
Mrs Katongo said the Inspector General of Police, Lemmy Kajoba has since called for quick investigations so that those behind the act are brought to book without delay.
“Two police officers who were within the vicinity responded to the report and in trying to address the matter, one police officer was hacked in the head and he sustained injuries.
When police sent in reinforcements, the criminals scampered. Police are investigating the matter and those that will be found wanting will be dealt with accordingly,” she said.
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