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Parliamentary Committee On Defence And Interior Seeks Lasting Solution To Recurring Bawku Unrest

Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior have expressed concern about the recurring instability at Bawku in the Upper East Region.

The Committee thus wants the government to adopt better strategies to quell the ethnic clashes in the area in the long-term.

This follows the latest shooting by unknown gunmen that has led to the death of 18 people.

The latest incident occurred on December 18, 2022, at Sing-Naatin, a suburb of Bawku, resulting in the loss of 7 lives with several properties damaged.

A member of the Committee, Bawa Muhammad Braimah, who spoke to Citi News said the Committee will visit Bawku when Parliament returns from recess to ascertain the situation on the ground.

He added that the committee will also help in finding a lasting solution to the conflict.

He described the recurring attacks and killings as “a worrisome situation”, urging all stakeholders to work “to ensure that at least the conflict becomes a thing of the past.”

“As the Defence and Interior Committee, we made efforts to visit the area to talk to the people but we couldn’t do it because of the budget vetting, but after Parliament resumes on the 24th of January 2023, the Committee will undertake a trip to Bawku to ensure that at least, we are able to find lasting solutions to the conflict that pervades in the area.”

“For now, we are calling on the government to use all the security apparatus available to ensure there is calm in the area to protect lives and property.”

Tru News Report

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