Secessionist Activities: Citizens must back security agencies to succeed – Peace Council
Mr George Amoh, the Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council, Sunday, urged the citizenry to remain calm and support the security agencies in their efforts to deal with the illegal activities of the pro separatists Homeland Study Group Foundation.
One person is confirmed dead and three persons, including a police officer, injured, in fire exchanges between security agencies and the pro secessionists, an official Joint Police/Military statement has said.
Some 31 persons have also been arrested to aid investigations into the matter.
He, therefore, commended the President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, for what he called, his “refreshing” comments, which condemned the activities of the secessionists and called for support for the security agencies.
“This is a big threat to our sovereignty and I think we do not need interference from our political actors now as we get closer to the December polls,” said.
He also asked the media to be circumspect and conflict sensitive in their reports and commentary in order not to throw the country into chaos.
Mr Amoh said Ghana cherished its peace and national cohesion and underscored the need for all to work towards safeguarding the nation’s unity.
“We have come very far as one people and should not allow such elements to destroy our peace, national cohesion and development,” he said.
Togbe Afede in his statement said, “This is not something that any of us should condone.
“This is something that we should all support the government to ensure it is nipped in the bud.”
He urged all to support the Government to contain the situation ”…That our country will remain the peaceful nation that it has always been. That it will remain the country that we take a lot of pride in.”
It assured the public that activities of the Group had been brought under control.