We will submit our findings on Bawku disturbances to the appropriate authorities – Mahama Ayariga

We will submit our findings on Bawku disturbances to the appropriate authorities – Mahama Ayariga

To find a lasting solution to issues brewing in Bawku in the Upper East Region, legislator for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has assured that the findings of the fact-finding mission into recent issues in the troubled town of Bawku will be handed over to the appropriate stakeholders for further deliberations.

This according to the legislator is to pave the way for a better approach to ending the chaos in the town.

Currently, Mr Ayariga is part of six other lawmakers from the Upper East Region who are trying to find the root cause and extent of damage caused by recent disturbances in Bawku.

Mr Ayariga also revealed that the legislators will forward their findings to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), the Ministers of National Security and Interior and Defence, with the aim being to arrive at measures to bring lasting peace to Bawku and its environs.

“We had very extensive discussions with the Municipal Security Council and the Regional Security committees, and they also expressed their frustrations because they thought there were issues that were to be handled properly by National level Security. They complained that all their recommendations have not been implemented to solve the issues. So we promised them that, we will send our report to the National Security Minister, the Interior Minister and then the Defense Minister and the IGP and see what they can do to deal with the concerns.”

Meanwhile, Mahama Ayariga says the police have assured of a thorough investigation into the unrest.

Also, some lawmakers who are from the Kusaug Traditional area in the Upper East Region, are demanding the arrest of three police personnel for their alleged involvement in the killing of a 37-year-old man, Issahaku Abdulai.

The three policemen are alleged to have broken into the house of the deceased at Buabula during a swoop and shot him to death.

While others are deeming the conduct of the three police officers as unprofessional and must be sanctioned, the legislators are also demanding compensation for residents whose properties were vandalized by security personnel in the area.

“The police went into a house and pulled out somebody and shot him in the presence of his wife. They want justice, and I explained to them that we have already taken up the matter with the Regional Police Command. We have reported to the Military and the Divisional Command. They said three police officers came to the house, so we are insisting that all the three officers should be interdicted and investigated to ascertain what exactly happened,” Mahama Ayariga explained.

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