The Volta regional minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, said Monday that the region’s Security Council is worried about the recent scourge of killings in the conflict prone Alavanyo-Nkonya townships.
More disturbing, he added, is the unwillingness of residents of the aforementioned communities to assist security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators.
The Minister’s disclosure comes at the back of the killing of a 62-year-old woman at the area Saturday May 20, 2017 and a 15-year-old a week earlier.
“These things are happening in broad daylight and we are worried,” he told Francis Abban on Morning Starr Monday May 22, 2017.
He added that until the perpetrators are “apprehended and punished” the ghastly killings will linger on.
“So we are appealing to the community members to provide information because these people perpetrating the crime are known. We believe they are known…But when the security agencies go to the communities they are so tight lipped and don’t want to provide information,” noted Dr. Letsa.
Killings Beyond land dispute
According to the minister, the killings has nothing to do with the protracted land dispute.
“We have gone beyond land issues now,” he said, adding: “It is obvious it is a tit for that situation we are experiencing now.”
Meanwhile, the Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has on the advice of the Volta Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument, renewed the curfew hours imposed on the Alavanyo and Nkonya townships from 8.00 pm to 5.30 am.
The curfew takes effect from Sunday, May 21, 2017.