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Wa ritual killings have exposed our insecurity – Wa Naa


Overlord of the Waala Traditional Area, Wa-Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV

The Overlord of the Waala Traditional Area, Wa-Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, has indicated that the current killings and adaptions of people in Wa has exposed the insecurity of the Upper West Region.


He said the Region shared border with neighbouring countries and needed strong security presence to safeguard the region and the country at large.


“Mr IGP, Upper West Region, so close to the borders of the country, should have been adequately catred for in term of security, particularly in these turbulent times. These killings have exposed our insecurity, nakedness and our vulnerability”, Naa Peluop said.


The revered chief said this when the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. George Akufo Dampare, called on him as part of his visit to the region.


The IGP was in the region to commiserate with the people of Wa especially the families that have lost their loved ones through the series of killings and to assure them of the police efforts in curbing the situation.


The IGP walked through some principal streets of Wa and interacted with some youth in the Wa township as well met with the members of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) in Wa.


Naa Pelpuo therefore urged the police superior to do a massive shake-up with the rank and file of the police in the region.


“We also expect a radical shake-up within the rank and file of men and women in the service who have overstayed their welcome in the Upper West Region”, the chief added.


He also observed that the poor electrification of the some streets and corners of Wa had created a breeding ground for those miscreants to operate.


Commenting on the recent rioting of some irate youth in the municipality, the revered chief said the actions, though regrettable, were justified as the youth could not sit aloof while their fathers, brothers and breadwinners were killed day in and out.


ACP Gabriel Prince Waabu, the Upper West Regional Deputy Police commander, said the IGP has not relented on his efforts to curtail the current happenings in Wa with the provision of logistics and more police personnel to augment current personnel.


He said the regional police command had so far received over 300 police personnel to augment the current number of personnel in the region.


ACP Mr Waabu added that the IGP decided to visit the region to see for himself the state of operations of the service in the region rather than relying on reports to take decisions.


Meanwhile, the police, yesterday, arrested a suspect, Kankani Adongo at Bamahu, a suburb of Wa linked to the series of killings and adaptions in the Wa Municipality.

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