14 November 2011. Um Baro: Senegalese soldiers are training at the UNAMID team site in Um Baro (North Darfur). 420 troops from Senegal are posted in Um Baro where they assume the responsibility of the security of the area. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID

The Ghanaian government on Monday assured the citizenry that the security agencies are working hard to ensure the general safety of the population.

The assurance comes on the back of surging attacks on security personnel by suspected criminals in the country, the latest happening at Kwabenya, a suburb of Ghana’s capital, where an armed gang stormed a police station on Sunday, killing one police inspector.

According to Greater Accra Regional police spokesperson Afua Tengey, seven suspected armed robbers in custody at the police station were freed by the attackers.

A manhunt has been launched for the escapees and the attackers.

Last week, two officers were shot dead by robbers while returning from night duties in the Ashanti region, while a military officer attached to the Flagstaff House was also killed by the roadside at Tema, a fortnight ago.

Addressing the media in Accra at a weekly press briefing, Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid said preventive mechanism instituted by the police service remains intact, adding that the mechanism helps nib such occurrences in the bud before they become full-blown criminal activity.

He called on the public to cooperate fully with the police in exposing criminal elements or report suspected criminal activity. Enditem

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