Increased Security Presence In Nkoranza
Following growing tensions between some disgruntled teenagers and the community’s police, the security presence in Nkoranza has been reinforced.
According to sources, the entire neighborhood has been flooded with police and military troops who are ready to prevent any further mayhem.
Following a youth demonstration on Tuesday, the community’s traditional leaders met with the enraged youngsters to try to defuse the situation, which resulted in an accord.
Despite the youth’s determination to remain peaceful, he claims, they later spilled into the streets and engaged in a furious fight with the police.
As a result, despite the massive security presence, he added that it is uncertain what the youth will do next.
“It’s a normal day in Nkoranza township, as it is in any other region of the country; the only difference is that there is a heightened Police presence on the main streets of Nkoranza.”
You can’t forecast the kids, but with the presence of the police and military team here, the issue should be put to rest,” he said.
“When the Police reinforcement squad from Techiman arrived, the juvenile would not even budge,” he added.
“They confronted the police team head-on by throwing stones, while the police team responded with warning rounds and live rubber bullets.”
They were unconcerned.
They maintained their composure as they faced the police officers.
So for you to argue that the narrative should be put to rest because of the presence of the Police-military team, it will be too early to examine and discuss that.”
Meanwhile, Professor Kwesi Aning, a security expert, has observed that the recent turn of events in the community raises concerns about the Police’s integrity and professionalism in carrying out their duties.
According to the analyst, the shooting of Albert Donkor by police officers demonstrates the Service’s trigger-happy attitude, which should be investigated.
He added that the use of force and unwarranted aggression by police officers in interacting with the people must be addressed in order to restore public trust in the police.
He stated that his company is doing study in this area.
The youth of Nkoranza, in the Bono East Region, went on the rampage, attacking the Municipal Police Headquarters and demanding justice for Albert Donkor, a 28-year-old businessman who was allegedly killed while in police custody.