The Chief of Gomoa Buduburam in the Central Region has hailed the joint police-military swoop at Buduburam, near Kasoa, in which some 141 people were arrested.
Nana Kojo Essel I is urging the joint police-military not to end such exercise but make it routine to rid the area of criminals.
“The president showed he is the father of the country. We appreciate the police and military operations and it should not be a one day wonder.”
The joint police-military swoop was conducted on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
The suspects, which include 15 females, are currently undergoing screening at the Police Headquarters in Accra.
A statement issued by the police after the swoop said the move is part of measures being adopted to improve security across the country.
The statement added the exercise will be replicated in other parts of the country.
The swoop comes after a chief was murdered in the area early this week by some unknown persons.
Before the slaying of the chief, two policemen were gunned down after they attempted to stop some traffic offenders in a Toyota vehicle.
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Speaking to Accra based Onua FM, Nana Kojo Essel I said “we have been complaining about the crimes. It is serious but there is peace here”.
He said “the huts that were abandoned by the Liberians after they left have been occupied by these suspected criminals”.