General News Tue, 6 Mar 2018

No miscreant will have the space to terrorise citizens - Akufo-Addo

The president has described as unacceptable the recent spate of armed robbery activities in the country.

Addressing the 61st Independence Day celebration, of the West African country, the president said he is under every obligation to maintain the peace of the country and will not compromise on that.

“I will work to ensure that citizens are able to go about their daily duties in the confidence that they are safe. I want to make this clear: no miscreant will have the space to terrorize citizens and generate a sense of insecurity in our country,” the president promised.

The assurances by the president come in the wake of what has been months of bloody armed robbery attacks which have claimed scores of human lives, loss of properties.

Last week Tuesday, armed robbers in Rambo-style attack invaded the offices of Royal Motors and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.


At least two persons were killed in separate armed robbery attacks in Tema and Obuasi last week.

In the Tema incident, a cashier with Delta Agro had gone to the bank to withdraw an amount of ¢200,000 ostensibly to pay workers of the soap manufacturing company.

He was trailed by the robbers from the bank, accosted at the precincts of his company, shot in the head, with the robbers bolting with the money.

The same day in Obuasi, a woman who was on her way home in the evening was trailed by robbers who later stabbed her. She died shortly after.

There have been similar attacks in Oyibi, Kasoa and its environs creating a state of fear and insecurity in the country.


But the president said these attacks are unacceptable. At 61, the president reiterated the need for a peaceful and a more secured citizen.

At the Anniversary which had the president of Nigeria, Mahamudu Buhari also attending, the president said the police have a primary responsibility to protect the citizenry but in exceptional cases the military must assist.

Source: Myjoyonline.com
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