The Northern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ken Yeboah, has issued a firm warning to trouble makers in the region to rethink or face the wrath of the security agencies.
He noted that some few individuals in the region often take advantage of the political atmosphere to cause anarchy and commotion in the area and that this time round the security would deal mercilessly with any person or group trying to disturb the peace of the area.
“We will not tolerate any vigilante groups in the region any longer” he emphasised.
DCOP Yeboah gave the warning when the regional security taskforce met with various political leaders and a cross section of the media in Tamale at the weekend.
He has entreated all political party leaders in the region to urgently disassociate themselves from these so call groups.
DCOP Yeboah observed that these illegal vigilante groups often associated with some political parties, were behind many violent incidents in the region.
He also advised political party leaders in the region to stop rushing to police to plead on behalf of trouble rousers.
The commander hinted that the police would soon be exposing such politicians to serve as a deterrent to others.
He stressed that criminals and trouble rousers would face the full rigours of the law.
DCOP Yeboah also expressed concern about the manner in which some media and some social commentators conduct themselves during radio discussions.
He indicated that some media personnel and social commentators were inciting people and attacking personalities.
DCOP Yeboah further warned that the security would not spare radio managers or journalists whose comments would trigger violence in the region.
From: Yakubu Abdul-Majeed, Tamale