Aníbal Torres on peasant patrols: “We would like the PNP and the Armed Forces to provide the same security to the entire country”

Aníbal Torres on peasant patrols: “We would like the PNP and the Armed Forces to provide the same security to the entire country”

The president of the Council of Ministers said he was not sure if what happened to two Fourth Estate journalists in Cajamarca was a kidnapping by the peasant patrols.

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Aníbal Torres on peasant patrols: “We would like the PNP and the Armed Forces to provide the same security to the entire country”

Aníbal Torres spoke from the Decentralized Council of Ministers in Cajamarca | Photo: PCM file

The President of the Council of Ministers, Aníbal Torres, said no be sure if what happened to two journalists from Fourth Estate in Cajamarca was a kidnapping by the peasant patrols.

We know of the event yesterday (Wednesday night), a kidnapping that I don't know if it is a kidnapping and what exactly it is must be investigated, it must be investigated objectively. People's heritage is respected because that's the only way to live”, he said.

During his participation in the decentralized Council of Ministers in the Cajamarca region, the chief of staff highlighted the work of the patrols, above that carried out by the National Police. “We would like our police forces and our Armed Forces to provide the same security to the entire country,” he exclaimed.

“The patrols arose in Chota and really and effectively combated crime, crimes against property in general, violence against women, We would already like our police forces and our Armed Forces to provide the same security to the entire country, the peasant patrols are recognized by the Constitution, they have autonomy and have a jurisdictional function, but without violating fundamental rights,” he said.

It should be noted that the kidnapping of the ronderos sought for the journalists to affirm live that everything reported last Sunday in the report denouncing influence peddling is false by President Castillo's sister-in-law, Yenifer Paredes.

This Thursday, the legally recognized patrol association ruled out being responsible for the kidnapping of journalists from Cuarto Poder and asked that the incident be investigated.

The Public Ministry has already announced that it has launched an ex officio investigation for this fact, since the right to freedom and property would have been violated in the form of theft.