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Upper West Regional Minister assures residents of safety amid recent killings

Stephen Yakubu has reiterated the commitment of the security agencies to ensuring safety amid the recent killings

The Regional Minister for the Upper West Region, Stephen Yakubu, has assured residents of safety following the brutal murder of two private security personnel.

He made this known when he led the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to have first-hand information about the incident.

Speaking to the media after observing the scene, Yakubu emphasised the commitment of the security forces to maintaining peace and order in the region amid the recent tragedy.

He reiterated ongoing efforts to ensure safety and justice. “We have to go back to assure the entire world and the people that security services, people who are patrolling, do what they need to do to make sure that everyone is safe.”

The minister detailed the immediate response to the incident, noting that his police commander had alerted him early in the morning.

“Well, this morning my police commander called me and informed me about the situation. So we decided to come and take a look. Quickly, he sent a squad here to investigate, take fingerprints, do all what they need to do, check to see exactly what happened,” Yakubu explained.

He painted a grim picture of the violence inflicted on the victims “We’ve just been told that it was a very deep throat cut, like a man being slaughtered. It was as if they hit him with a stone, got him unconscious, and then slit his throat.”

“We were asking whether there was some kind of struggle here and there, but it seems as if it’s one blow to the head and then they cut,” the Minister described, indicating the deliberate and brutal nature of the crime.

The gravity of the situation prompted an immediate and significant response from the regional security apparatus.

“It has just happened, that is why the entire Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is here this morning,” Hon. Yakubu noted.

This highlights the urgency and seriousness with which the authorities are treating the incident, which reflects their commitment to ensuring justice and restoring a sense of security.

The investigation into the murders is ongoing, with authorities working diligently to uncover the perpetrators behind this heinous crime.

The Upper West Region remains on high alert as security measures are heightened to prevent further incidents.

Background

Residents of Konta in the Wa Municipality in the Upper West Region woke up to hear about the tragic murder of two private security men.

The sad event happened on Tuesday, 18 June 2024 at their respective workplaces in Wa.

Before they met their untimely deaths, Kudjo worked as a night security man at the Wa East Education Office annex and hailed from Kaleo.

Kudjo was found dead in front of the office building with his throat cut.

The other deceased, identified as Seidu, was also a night security man at Wa Model Junior High School.

Blood stains were found on the wall of one of the classrooms while his bicycle was leaning against the wall.

Seidu’s body was later found buried in a shallow grave about 200 meters from the school where he worked.

The residents remain on edge as authorities work diligently to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Reporting by Alhassan Tajudeen in the Upper West Region

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