The Commander of the Northern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces Brigadier General Joseph Adinkra Thursday appealed to the chiefs and elders of the Bawku Municipality to talk to their people to lay down their arms.
Speaking to the chiefs at their separate Palaces, during a tour of the municipality, Brigadier General Adinkra said the chiefs are the best people who could help the security personnel restore peace in Bawku as they are the right people who could convince their people to see the damage and the retrogression that the conflict is causing.
The tour was to assess the extent of damage caused by the violence and whether there is the need for reinforcement of security personnel to the area.
The chiefs, Naaba Abugrago Asigri Azoka, Bawku chief and Alhaji Ibrahim Adam Zangbeo, Regent of Mamprusi appealed to their people to stop fighting and asked that government do a thorough investigation to find the root cause of the recurrent conflict.
Brigadier General Adinkra visited various sections of the municipality that were most affected. These include, the lorry park, Saabon Garie, Pussom and the Animal Market where many houses were burnt.