ghana peace

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has called on the leadership of the Konkombas and Chokosi ethnic communities to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure that peace prevails in the area.

REGSEC said some unfortunate utterances by members of the youth associations in the area have sought to undermine the tireless efforts of the security agencies deployed to safeguard the peace in the area.

Mr Salifu Saeed, Chairman of REGSEC, speaking at a press conference held in Tamale, said the unfortunate utterances were baseless and inflammatory, that could affect the peace building process of the two ethnic groups.

He said “what is required of the leadership of both sides at this critical moment is their total support for the efforts being made by the security agencies to deal firmly with the conflict situation”.

Mr Saeed commended the continuous efforts of the security agencies in the area despite the prevailing challenges.

He said “REGEC acknowledges the efforts of the security agencies deployed to the area since the eruption of the conflict, which has gone a long way to contain the volatile situation”.

“The progress that has been made by various efforts including the recent fact-finding committee must be respected and supported and this calls for calm and total cooperation”, he said.

Mr Saeed called for a speedy trial of the eight people who were arrested in connection with the recent violent clash; six of them are currently in court.

A team of combined military and police personnel have been deployed to keep the peace following renewed violent clashes last week between the two sides in the Chereponi District in the North East Region where two people were killed and 40 houses were burnt down.


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