Nima Clashes : Gangsterism must stop – Opinion Leader

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An Opinion Leader in Nima, Koo Sammy has blamed the Nima clashes on gangsterism among the youth in the area.

Speaking on the Sunrise show on 3FM with Alfred Ocansey on Wednesday January 19, he called on leadership to step in to deal with the issues that cause the violence.

“This attitude of gangsterism has been with us for so long and leadership in the community has a role to play,” he said.

He further commended the Police for the swift manner they controlled the situation.

“Let’s commend the police for being swift in taking action. Going forward, let’s put measures in place to avoid this,” Koo Sammy said.

The Police have arrested seven persons in connection with a shooting incident which occurred Tuesday, January 18 at Nima, a suburb of Accra.

According to Acting Director-General of the Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, two of the seven are on admission under security guard.

The incident happened in the evening when two rivalry groups clashed.

“Nima, a suburb of Accra witnessed gangsterism and mass violence around 3:30pm and the police quickly and immediately intervened”, ACP Kwesi Ofori told pressmen.

One person who was shot is said to be responding well to treatment at the 37 Military Hospital.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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