IGP deploys more troops over Bisease polical clash

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor, has ordered the immediate deployment of more personnel to Ajumako-Besease in the Central Region, after  political violence left some people injured.

Clashes between members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) led to one sympathiser of the NDC and two from the NPP sustaining various degrees of injury.

According to the Director of Operations at the Ghana Police Service, Superintendant Ben Agordzo, a team of police from the headquarters in Accra, had been deployed to the area.

The reinforcement, he explained, would liaise with the Central Regional Police Command to fast-track investigations into the violent clashes.

“We are leaving no stone unturned. We are all concerned about the violence at the political front and the counter attacks. We will not let it go without taking serious note of it. We will definitely get at those people and they will face the law,” Supt Agordzo said adding that they were yet to establish the cause of the violence.

The Police say they received a distress call from some NPP supporters on the evening of Saturday, October 1, that they had been attacked during a meeting.

According to Police, the NPP supporters said in their bid to protect themselves from the attackers, believed be NDC supporters, they mounted a swift counter-attack.

An eye-witness and some of the injured are currently assisting with the investigation.

The violence in the Central Region town follows a similar one three weeks ago at Kukuom in the Eastern Region.

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