Mr Thomas Duanab Wuni Pearson, the Talensi District Chief Executive (DCE), has appealed to residents to remain calm, as the Assembly works closely with the security to clamp down on criminals in the area.
He said it was sad and unfortunate that some innocent residents in the eastern part of the district had undeservedly lost their lives and he was committed to employing all avenues to restore sanity in the area.
The DCE, was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, on the recent attacks, robberies, and killings in the eastern part of the Talensi District, where one Issah Calender, a resident, was shot dead by armed robbers.
He said the late Calender was a humble patriotic gentleman who loved policing as if he was a well-trained security person and it was sad for him to have met his untimely death.
In that same week, it was reported that the police engaged in a gun battle with the armed robbers leading to the loss of an AK47 rifle belonging to the police, when one of the police officers on a motor bike lost grips of the riffle, he said.
Other people were also reported robbed and maimed by the armed robbers.
‘I want to extend my regard and assurances to the traditional council, the paramount Chief of Talensi, that we will do all within our means to calm down the situation and improve the security situation in the area, and we are working at that,’ he said.
He emphasised that there would be a joint meeting with REGSEC to properly strategise security responses in the area.
‘It is sad that there is gold in your place, and you have criminals blocking roads. It used to be the snatching of motorbikes, but now it has gone from snatching motorbikes to shooting people and taking their belongings. This is not acceptable.’
He said the security would go after these inhuman criminals who are tormenting the lives of people in the area.
Source: Ghana News Agency