Baghdad - INA
Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi issued a directive regarding the random shooting, clan disputes and organized crime .
A statement of the Ministry of Interior received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), said that "Al-Ghanimi and Deputy Commander of Joint Operations Lieutenant-General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari visited Basra Governorate, accompanied by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Police Affairs and a number of ministry leaders, where they were received by Basra Governor Asaad Al-Eidani."
The statement added, "The Minister of Interior visited, upon his arrival in the province, the Basra Police Command and met with a number of officers and affiliates, after which he headed to the Fourth Region of the Border Police Command and was briefed on the security conditions, duties and activities they perform, while his third stop was Operations Comman Basra.
Al-Ghanimi said, according to the statement: "The stability of Basra Governorate is stability for every Iraqi, and we must continue to support the border guards, and they must intensify ambushes in a tight manner and deal firmly with saboteurs to create a drug-free environment because it is one of the most serious challenges facing the country."
He stressed "the work of police stations, ending lawsuits, combating organized crime, combating random shootings, ending clan conflicts, controlling uncontrolled weapons, enforcing the law and prestige of the state, dealing firmly with criminals and saboteurs, and limiting the movement of unofficial and illegal wheels."
He stressed that "one of the most important duties and necessities in this province is to protect the oil pipelines, as well as to activate the intelligence effort, maintain defensive positions at border outposts, combat economic smuggling and damaged materials, and strike drug dealers."
The Minister of Interior, during his meeting with security leaders, gave several directions that would enhance security and stability in Basra Governorate.