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60 police officers deployed to Garu to boost security numbers dealing with threats of terrorism

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60 additional police officers have recently been deployed to Garu. These officers would complement the already existing security apparatus within the area dealing with the threats of terrorism.

It would be recalled that the Ministry of National Security stated that it had gathered intelligence that indicated the suspicious movement of a group of persons along a mountainous area that borders Bunkpurugu/Nankpanduri District in the North East Region and Garu District in the Upper East Region.

The National Security Coordinator, Amb. Maj-Gen Francis Adu-Amanfoh (rtd) in a leaked memo on Friday, June 3, says the group was reportedly sighted aboard motorbikes dressed in apparel that hid their faces and headed for the mountainous area in the Garu District.

Over the past weeks, as part of the national security strategy to deal with the threats of terrorism, the government heightened security presence within the area.

Even more policemen have been deployed to help manage the situation. This came to light when the DCE for Garu, Osman Musah spoke on the Day Break Upper East Show.

“Surveillance has been heightened at that level. Community members are also being sensitized to what our neighbours are up to. The reporting lines; the assemblymen, the pastors, the imams, the traditional leaders, all of these have been drawn.”

“As I talk to you now, we are receiving a police response of about 60 men. We have prepared their accommodation and we have prepared their office. That one is a surveillance team. They are going to provide surveillance in Garu, through Tempane and they are going to be housed and managed by us.”

“This is going to add to the already existing security infrastructure,” he said.

As part of arrangements to ensure that the district is properly lit, the Garu District Assembly has procured solar-powered streetlights to be installed at vantage points.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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