The Canadian government has advised Canadians to “Exercise a high degree of caution” when traveling to Tanzania, especially in the Pwani/ Coastal region of the East African country.
The travel advisory on Government of Canada website updated on June 1 still remains in effect.
There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Tanzania. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to rising crime levels and the threat of terrorism warns the website.
Dozens of people have been killed in Ikwiriri and Rufiji districts in what some are calling ‘extrajudicial killings’ and ‘mob killings’ of alleged corrupt police officers, local government officials, and Tanzania ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) cadres.
Reportedly the assailants use motorcycles, bikes and sometimes arrive on foot in carrying out the execution-style killings before disappearing to nearby bushes.
Tanzanian police have so far failed to solve the killings.
New Tanzania Top Cop fires warning shots:
The new Inspector General of Police (IGP), Simon Sirro, yesterday addressed his maiden press conference outlining five key security matters that he wants, to begin with, especially the criminal elements occurring in the three districts of the Coast Region, reports the All African News Website.