The Ghana Police Service has deployed about 90 personnel to Tamale in the Northern Region to maintain law and order due to the recent disturbances in the Metropolis.
A statement signed by the Director General at the Public Affairs Department of the Service, DCOP Rev. David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin stated that “three platoons of specially trained public order management personnel of the Formed Police Unit have been airlifted to Tamale by the Ghana Air Force.”
According to him, the unit is to “re-enforce the strength of personnel already on the ground to maintain the calm currently prevailing in Tamale and its environs.”
A youth group on Tuesday attacked the Tamale based Radio Justice and destroyed property belonging to the station.
The incident is reported to have occurred when there was an ongoing discussion about the death of one Mustapha Abdul Rashid who was killed on Monday near the Tamale Aboabo forest.
Another man over the weekend was also shot in his home and died later on Monday.
But DCOP Ampah-Bennin has given the assurance that the situation has currently been brought under control as police personnel are patrolling the municipality.
He also urged the residents in the area to remain calm and must at all times; “resort to the law in seeking redress.”
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana