A special anti-terrorist squad from the Police Headquarters in Accra have arrived in Kumasi to beef up security in the region following the recent robbery attacks that have led to loss of lives.
Parts of the region, particularly Kumasi, have come under attacks from a gang of suspected armed robbers. Last Thursday, a policeman was shot and killed by robbers at the Open Space Hotel in Dechemouso. One other person survived gunshots wounds in the attack.
On Saturday, one person was also shot dead at Ahenema Kokoben when he was attacked in what is supected to be yet another armed robbery incident, which the police say is becoming one too many in the regional capital.
The Ashanti Regional Security Council is currently locked up in a meeting over the development. The meeting which is being chaired by the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister Andy Okrah, is seeking to find measures to bring the situation under control, our correspondent reports
Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yussif Tanko, told TV3’s Williams Evans-Nkum Monday morning that the terrorism squad is in the region to help the Police fight armed robbery and other violent crimes.
Our correspondent reports that sources at the Police Regional Headquarters say those crimes reported are not merely armed robbery as they suspect terrorism, considering the manner with which the criminals conduct the operation.
“They don’t just rob, they kill,” the sources told our correspondent.