09.01.2008 General News

Police and military force commended for hard work

By GBC News
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The joint, military and police force keeping the peace at Bawku have been advised to maintain their neutrality so as to consolidate the fragile peace prevailing in the municipality.
The Minister of Defence, Albert Kan Dapaah gave the advice when he addressed the personnel during a fact-finding mission to Bawku.
He commended the personnel for effectively bringing the violence in the area under control.
Mr. Dapaah promised to supply the troops with the necessary logistics to boost their morale.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Samuel Odotei appealed to the officers to always be on the alert in order nib any unrest in the bud.
Meanwhile, the Commander of the Airborne Detachment Force in Tamale, Lt. Colonel Irvin Ayetey has warned factions in the Bawku conflict against isolated attacks on innocent persons they perceive to be enemies passing through their territorial boundaries.
Lt. Colonel Ayetey gave the warning when he briefed members of the Ministerial team in Bawku.
He said the attacks have claimed one life and injured another who is currently on admission at the hospital.
Lt. Colonel Ayetey described the peace prevailing in Bawku as fragile and must be consolidated.
The Upper East Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ofoso Mensah Gyeabour revealed that the 22 people arrested in connection with the communal violence have been put before the Bolgatanga High Court and charged with various offences, including possessing weapons without authority. gbc

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