John Mahama Urges Joint Police-Military Effort for Peace in Bawku; Expresses Concern Over Recent Violence

In response to the recent outbreak of violence in the Bawku municipality, former President John Dramani Mahama, and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, has called on the police and military to collaborate in ensuring safety and security in the area. The former president took to Facebook to express his concern about the complexities faced by the military in maintaining peace in Bawku, particularly following reported gunfights resulting in three fatalities and one individual managing to escape.

In a detailed Facebook post, Mahama emphasized the importance of a coordinated effort between the military and the police. He stated, “The military must work hand in hand with the police to provide safety and security in Bawku municipality and across the nation.”

The full Facebook post reads:

  • “I am deeply saddened and disturbed by recent developments in the Bawku municipality and the killing of three men, as confirmed by soldiers from the Ghana Armed ForcesU. While I recognize that our security services face the difficult task of securing peace in the Bawku area, the military must work hand in hand with the police to provide safety and security in the Bawku municipality and across the nation.

As a former Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, I urge the military personnel to remember their duty to protect the people and uphold the peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims during this difficult time, even as I call upon the people of Bawku to endeavor to promote and consolidate peace to enable the positive development of the municipality of Bawku.”