Special Forces were dispatched by the government: One thousand members of the Special Forces have been sent to Bawku in the Upper East Region, the scene of three shootings involving immigration agents, one of whom passed away while attempting to obtain food in front of a police station.
The Special Forces are there to help with the ongoing hunt for the murderers who are still at large and to boost security.
This was revealed by the Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, during an interview on Wednesday on the JoyNews’ AM show.
“REGSEC, we are intensifying, government is helping us by bringing in Special Forces to Bawku, about 1,000 of them both police and soldiers”, “some are already at Bawku. Camps are already being built to house these soldiers.” he added.
He asserts that other steps have been taken to enhance regional security, but he made no further mention of them.
Mr. Yakubu invited members of the public and members of civil society to share any information they may have concerning the incident.
He asserts that Bawku authorities are making every effort to make an arrest even though none has yet been made.
“We have control over the situation, I can assure you of that. Government assistance is saving us from a worse situation”, he assured.
Mahama Ayariga, a member of parliament for Bawku Central, has denounced the assault on GIS employees that took place on April 3, 2023.
The legislator expressed concern in a news statement about persons being killed while performing their jobs.
He did promise that an investigation would be done, though.