Kan-Dapaah In Bole Over Military, Youth Clash


The Minister for National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, has stormed the Bole District of the Savannah Region after the youth and military clash.

The youth of Bole clashed with some military personnel when they besieged the Bole Police Station to demand the release of some youth arrested by the military at a mining site in the Bole area.

The situation created confusion, resulting in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Vice-Chairman for the Bole-Bamboi Constituency, Yakubu Mahama and another person allegedly being beaten by the military personnel.

The two sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the Bole Government Hospital for treatment.

The youth have since vowed to resist any attempt to bring military personnel to the mining site in the area.

The Minister for National Security, however, issued a strong warning to the general public to desist from attacking security personnel.

According to him, an attack on any security personnel in the country is an attack on the state.

“Let us give our security personnel the respect due them because the uniform that they wear is not for IGP, Military Chief but rather for Ghana, and so if you attack someone in uniform physically, you have attacked Ghana,” he said.

He urged the youth to resort to lawful ways of addressing their grievances rather than violence, and assured them that any security officer who misconduct themselves and reported to the ministry will be dealt with severely.

“Anytime an officer misconducted themselves and reported to my office, I have ensured that they are punished to serve as a deterrent to other officers,” he stated.

The National Security Minister, who paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Bole Traditional Area of Gonja, Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso I, appealed to him to support government in tackling the recent killings in Bole and its environs, and other issues that could affect the current peace in the Bole area.

Bolewura Sarfo Kutuge Feso I assured the minister of his continuous support, stressing that a community watchdog group had been formed to assist the security agencies within the Bole area to tackle the killings and other issues that could destabilise the peace in Bole.

The Bolewura assured the National Security Minister that Bole and its environs are calm, stressing that he would do everything possible to sustain the peace in Bole.

The minister also called on the King of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Bii-Kunuto Jewu Soale I, the Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor II, and the Paramount Chief of the Daboya Traditional Area, Wasipewura Mumuni Anyame Kabasagye II, to seek their support to help government hold peaceful, free and fair general elections on December 7, 2024.

He also appealed to the elders and opinion leaders in the Gonja Kingdom to help educate their people about the dangers of terrorists around neighbouring countries, and urged them to report any suspicious persons or activities to the security agencies for the necessary actions to be taken.


BY Eric Kombat