Chief Imam condemns Nima-Maamobi clashes, engaging state security agencies to restore calm

Chief Imam condemns Nima-Maamobi clashes, engaging state security agencies to restore calm

Steps have been initiated by the National Chief Imam following some clashes in the Nima areas to liaise with the top hierarchy of the country’s top security agencies to provide optimum security in the Nima and Maamobi Communities in Accra.

The unfortunate clashes and sporadic shooting incident that happened on Tuesday 18th January 2022 has been condemned by Chief Imam’s office through his Spokesperson Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu.

He called for urgent steps to avert such occurrences in the future.

“The incident is quite unfortunate and we condemn it in no uncertain terms. We are working to engage the heads of security agencies. Already, we have been able to engage the National Security and have mapped out some strategies to curb similar situations, especially in the Nima and Mamobi townships..”

“We are told that this is not a new phenomenon, the gangsters are known for fighting for territories in the area, and so such situations are likely to reoccur. We need to take urgent steps to avert such situations going forward.”

A video released on the Ghana Police Facebook page showed some men wielding machetes moving along a street in the community. Gunshots were also heard in the video, with one man appearing to be firing a gun.

After the violent incident, the police revealed that three people were seriously wounded, but no fatalities have been recorded. One person, unfortunately, is admitted and currently receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital.

However, the Police suspect that there may be more wounded persons in hiding.

Police are said to be on the manhunt for the leaders of the two gangs as nine persons are in the grips of the police following the incident.

By: Stella Annan | Twitter @activetvgh

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