The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, has petitioned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to collaborate with the military authorities in Burkina Faso to help locate and release seven Ghanaians detained in the country.
The seven detained men, Abdulai Bagre, Mumuni Seidu, Issaka Nyikabo, Abu Kadir Salifu, Jebrilu Braimah, Bande Mamudu, and Bande Shaibu are residents of the Bador and Tampizua communities in the Bawku Municipality.
The Bawku Central MP in a statement issued on Wednesday, November 1 stated that” the seven men, who are believed to have been arrested by the Burkinabe military, had crossed into the Bittu District of Burkina Faso to claim their cattle after they had been driven there”.
“This followed an alleged attack on nomadic herdsmen grazing the cattle”.
Mr. Ayariga added that he had already asked senior Ghanaian military personnel to investigate the matter, but all efforts had been futile.
He also said that he had contacted former Burkina Faso members of the ECOWAS Parliament, but they had been unable to provide any positive results.
“I hereby formally write to seek your assistance to locate and secure the release and return to Ghana seven residents of the communities of Bador and Tampizua in Bawku Municipality who are believed to have been arrested by the military authorities in Burkina Faso and despite every effort, we have been unable to locate them and secure their return back to Ghana,” excerpts statement by the Bawku Central MP noted.
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