Gov’t must buy illegal guns in possession of civilians in Bawku – Police Commander

Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul (Left), Interior Minister Ambrose Dery (Middle) and Minister for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah,

The Bawku Municipal Police Command is calling for government’s interventions to buy back illegal guns in the possessions of civilians in Bawku and its environs in the Upper East Region.

The Command says that could be one of the solutions in solving the incessant killing of innocent people with guns in the area.

The latest sporadic shootings occurred on Monday, May 9, 2022, which has led to the death of four people, three males and a female.

The Bawku Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Simon Peter Akabati, told Sunrise on 3FM on Wednesday hosted by Alfred Ocanseythat “we want government intervention to buy the arms”.

“That could solve the situation, or if you bring your arm, we will employ you. That is more comforting than just giving them the money”.

Supt Akabati explained that “we are still investigating because we don’t understand why these things happening”.

For now it is very difficult to tell what brought the attack. “We suspect it could be a reprisal attack and four people killed; three males and one female”.

The commander said “five people have been arrested and we are arranging them before court this morning”.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo||Ghana

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