Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central Constituency Mahama Ayariga has condemned in very strong terms the shooting and killing of six women and three men from Bawku who were traveling in two separate vehicles through the Pusiga District to Sinkase in neighboring Togo.
About 15 other women and men were shot and injured and some are currently in very critical conditions.
“This cowardly and senseless shooting of passenger vehicles in the Bawku areas and Walewale route is unacceptable and continues to completely derail the recent improving security situation in Bawku and its environs,” Mr Ayariga said in a statement dated Friday, September 22.
“The retaliatory shootings must stop and the soldiers must be firm on this matter and deal swiftly with such dastardly acts.”
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) lawmaker urged the security agencies to take urgent steps to ensure the security of travelers in the area and on the Walewale route and their environs.
Mahama Ayariga, however, congratulated them for their efforts in minimizing
casualties on that day in the Pusiga shootings.
He expressed condolences to the bereaved families and also his sympathies and well wishes to the victims of gunshot wounds and the injured. He prayed for their speedy recovery.
He called on the government to fully commit itself to resolving the underlying issues causing
the insecurity in Bawku to ensure lasting peace.
He also urged the youth to rededicate themselves to the peace that has prevailed in the last couple of weeks.