21/09/2017

DUP Calls For Further Action To Be Taken Against Dissident Republicans

The DUP has called for further action to be taken against dissident republican terrorists in rural areas of the north west in Co L'Derry.

DUP MP Gregory Campbell said: "There have been numerous attacks, and attempted attacks in rural parts of the North West, Eglinton, Lettershandoney and the surrounding areas in that time. Pipe bomb attacks, threats against people in the area, pipe bomb finds have all occurred with increasing frequency.
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"I have been in contact with the NIO regarding a number of security service personnel who have been targeted. Whilst I am aware of increased patrolling in the vicinity by security services, this needs to be stepped up. We need to ensure serving personnel have all the necessary security measures in place. I am deeply concerned that in some cases, this is not happening.

"We also need to see unequivocal condemnation of these types of incident from all sections of those who represent Nationalists and Republicans in these areas.

"The NIO must be more pro active, the Police need to step up their active patrolling and the wider community have a responsibility to act immediately in supplying information about those who are terrorising in their area as this has the potential to spread and further intensify."

(CD)

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