U/E: Military Dispatched To Bawku And It’s Surroundings Over Alleged Jihadist Attack
Soldiers have been dispatched to Sapeliga, Pulmakom, and Kulungungu, near the Ghana-Burkina Faso border, in response to a suspected Jihadist attack that claimed the lives of twelve people and abducted a few others.
On Sunday, January 30, the incident occurred.
“I have seen few more Military, not to do with the Bawku conflict but Jihadist or the terrorists filtration from neighbouring countries. So I think these Military can help us to patrol our borders to avoid them from coming to disturb our peace,” Supt Simon Peter Akabati, Bawku Divisional Police Commander, told TV3 in an interview.
In the Bawku West Districts, the impacted hamlet is not far from Kulungungu, close Pusiga and Sapeliga.
According to eyewitness accounts, several Wariwewu villagers jumped the border into Kulungugu and Sapeliga.
Military helicopters have been spotted in the area, particularly in Sapeliga and Pulmakom, while ground troops are stationed at strategic locations to monitor the situation.
According to sources, there is a substantial security presence on the upper east border at Sapeliga, Kulungungu, and Pulmako.
Several armoured vehicles are patrolling the sapeliga township, as well as all illegal roads in the bawku west area and other border towns.
Meanwhile, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, the Zugraana of the Kusaug traditional territory, has asked everyone in the area to report any suspicious activity.