PRESS RELEASE ON CURRENT DISTURBANCES IN THE TAMALE METROPOLIS

The Northern Regional Security Council has noted with great concern, attempts by some individuals and groups to disturb the peace and security in the Tamale Metropolis, in the aftermath of the declaration of the 2020 Elections by the Electoral Commission.

For the past two days, those individual and groups have engaged in various forms of unlawful street protests, including the burning of tyres, firing of weapons, harassment of people, abusive confrontation of opponents and threats.

All of these have tended to undermine the peace and security that the region has enjoyed prior to the elections. Indeed everyone also testifies to the peaceful conduct of the elections on December 7th, which was a source of pride for every citizen of the region.

REGSEC wishes to sound a strong warning to everyone that the Security Agencies will not countenance any act that will seek to undermine the peace and security of the region. The lives of the entire citizenry will be protected for them to go about their normal duties and nobody will be allowed to take the law into their hands. The Security Agencies are poised to ensure that normalcy prevails in the Metropolis and the region. In the same vein we would want to send a caution that anyone arrested for any disturbances will be dealt with decisively. -We would not tolerate any interference from any quarters in dealing with such people arrested.

We call for restraint and also assure everyone that the Security Agencies are in control of the Metropolis and that people should feel free to go about their normal duties.

We would ensure that Northern Region remains peaceful.

Thank you.

Source:

PRO

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