Wa: The recent killing of security guards very disturbing- GBA

The Upper West Chapter of the Ghana Bar Association has condemned the killing of private security guards in Wa.

A statement issued by the Association described the killings as very disturbing.

The Association said the killings were unfortunate, especially at a time when the region has become attractive to investors and public sector workers.

It called on the Police to deal with the matter and bring the offenders to book.

They further want the Police to intensify their patrols of the township, especially during nighttime, and to set up checkpoints at vantage points in the township.

To the Association, “security is a collective responsibility and we would advise all in the township to take their security as a priority and report suspicious persons within the township to the Police. We admonish residents to avoid taking the law into their hands.”

Meanwhile, the GBA has also condemned the xenophobic attacks on Nigerian shop owners in the Wa area following the discovery of the remains of some missing watchmen.

“The GBA, U.W/R is hopeful that police will act swiftly to locate watchmen who have disappeared. In respect of the watchmen whose bodies have been found, we sympathize with the bereaved families and pray that they will be comforted in this difficult moment,” they added.

Yep GBA added “Landlords and/or property owners who engage the services of these watchmen should provide decent and serene places for them while they are at work.

“It is also advisable for offices to install CCTV cameras and also ensure at least two watchmen are at post each night.

“The Police should encourage the formation of Community Watchdog Groups to assist in the surveillance of the town in the night as this would help curb crime and these dastardly acts of killing watchmen,” the statement stated.

“As the saying goes, Policing is the collective responsibility of all of us and the earlier we joined hands to fight these cowardly and barbaric acts the better for us all as a region and/or a nation.

Wa is a peaceful town and we cannot sit and watch these things to be happening. The GBA,U.W/R is ever ready to collaborate with the security agencies in curbing crime in Wa and the region as a whole,” the Association concluded.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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