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We Shall Intensify Security to Curb Highway Robbery, IGP Assures Upper East Residents

by The Ghana HIT

Highway robbery that has been on the rise in the Upper East Region will swiftly be dealt with. These are the sentiments of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh who spoke after making a personal tour on the highway robbery hotspots. The IGP has further hinted that the Police Service is already working with other stakeholders in strategizing measures to curb the unfortunate trend even as the police continue to do their best possible to tackle the matter.

“I am going to sit down with the Regional Police Command and re-strategize and see what measures to put in place to ensure that these (robberies) do not occur. We will review their plans and see what assistance we can give them to ensure that the crimes do not occur again. I can assure the general public that we are doing whatever we can and we will go to whatever length to ensure that the public is made safe.” The IGP told members of the press.

Oppong-Boanuh’s visit to the region was made to appraise himself with the crime scenes and the already laid down measures to curb the highway robbery. This was prompted by several reports of highway robbery that occurred in the region within a short range of time, mostly involving tomato traders who travel through the region to Burkina Faso.

The intense attacks on the traders has forced them to suspend their travels calling unto the government to intensify security in the region for their safety as they go about their business.

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