Aníbal Torres after his controversial statements: “I ratify my respect for the Armed Forces. and to the PNP

Aníbal Torres after his controversial statements: “I ratify my respect for the Armed Forces. and to the PNP

The Prime Minister publishes a Twitter message at 10:57 p.m. after having questioned the role of the Armed Forces and the National Police and putting them under the peasant patrols.

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Aníbal Torres after his controversial statements: “I ratify my respect for the Armed Forces and the PNP”

“I ratify my respect for the Armed Forces. and the PNP”, said Aníbal Torres. Photo: PCM file/

At 10:57 p.m. Thursday, the President of the Council of Ministers, Hannibal Torres, wrote a message on Twitter in which he states that he respects the Armed Forces and the National Police. However, he does not apologize, nor does he make direct mention of his statement in the morning when he pointed out that the rondas campesinas did a better job of providing security than these two institutions.

“I ratify my respect for the Armed Forces. and to the PNP, tutelary institutions of the Nation, for their historical role in the service of the country. Therefore, I salute your role in the fight for security and internal order, tasks that commit us to all Peruvians”, he wrote on the night of Thursday, July 7 on social networks.

< p itemprop="description" class="story-contents__font-paragraph">Hours before, the prime minister during the Decentralized Council of Ministers in Cajamarca, had indicated that the peasant patrols provided security above the forces of order.

“(The peasant patrols) really and effectively combated crime, it disappeared cattle rustling, theft, crimes against property in general, violence against women”, he said.

“We would like our police forces and our Armed Forces to provide the same security to the entire country”, added the head of the PCM the day after some ronderos detained journalists from Cuarto Poder in Cajamarca to force them to read a statement in an open signal.

The Joint Command of the Armed Forces lamented the criticism of the head of the Ministerial Cabinet, Aníbal Torres, to its work of providing security to the country, considering that these “undermine the selfless work” carried out by its members.

In a statement, he recalled that the primary purpose of the Armed Forces is to guarantee the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic, in addition to assuming control of order internal.

“For what has been said, we deeply regret these statements, which distort the selfless work carried out by our members at the service of the Nation ”< /i>, underline in the pronouncement.