Traditional overlord of the Kussaug Traditional area and president of the Kussaug Traditional council – Zug-Ran Naba Asigri Abugrago II, has condemned the frequent highway gun attacks that occurred within his Traditional jurisdiction as well as the North East Region. On 21st September, 2023 some traders on two Bawku-Togo bound buses allegedly came under gun attack at Pusiga. Nine persons are said to have died in that attack.
Thomas Abilla, who addressed the press at the Palace of the Bawku Naba, revealed that the Traditional head of the Kussaug Traditional area is pained over the development. He called on the security agencies to arrest and deal with the perpetrators. He equally asked the state to be proactive in dealing with similar attacks on Bawku-Kumasi bound buses within the North East Region.
Below is the press release:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Media.We welcome you all and thank you for responding to our invitation at such a short notice. We are grateful for the usual cooperation. We the members of the Kusaug Traditional Council decided to use this platform to send across to the general public our concern and displeasure on the attack on commuters on the Bawku-Pulimakom road in the Pusiga area on Thursday, 20th September, 2023 that claimed the lives of 6 women and 3 men, with others injured.
The Media, the Kusaug Traditional Council condemns the unfortunate incident in no uncertain terms and wishe to call on all citizens of Bawku to remain calm and allow the security to get to the bottom of the matter.
We wish to express our deepest condolences to the bereaved families while wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
Ladies and Gentlemen, We disassociate ourselves from these barbaric and lawless acts, knowing that our culture abhors the killing of women, no matter the circumstance. These gruesome acts must be stopped by those involved. Attacks on travelers on the highway are not acceptable. In recent times there have been similar attacks on vehicles as follows;
(a). The Bolga-Tamale highway, particularly between Wulugu and Nasia, especially at Walewale
(b). The Bolgatanga-Bawku road
(c). The Bawku-Pulimakom road, leading to Cinkanse
The media, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Traditional Council hereby sends a serious warning to those who are involved to desist on these barbaric acts.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Tradition Council wish to applaud the Security agencies for their timely intervention to contain the situation from escalating, We acknowledge the frantic efforts made by the security agencies in ensuring peace return to the area. It is therefore our hope and prayer that, the security should not feel frustrated due to the current events but to remain resolute and focused towards the achievement of total peace for the area. We, however, call on Government to track down these attackers, both in the Bawku and Walewale areas. Though we appreciate the government efforts, particularly the Security agencies in dealing with the situation so far, we think that there is the need to do more since these attacks could impede businesses, both internationally and locally.
Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the Kusaug Tradional Council, the Zug-Ran, Bawku Naba, Asigri, Abugrago Azoka II wish to call on all residents in Bawku and the entire Kusaug to remain calm whilst the Security authorities deal with the matter.
We thank you all for coming.
The President Kusaug Traditional Council
Source: mywordfmonline.com/ Gaspard Ayuureneeya