Soldiers On Church Guard Duties

Soldiers are providing security to the Catholic Church in Hamile in the Upper West Region where a Burkinabe was arrested with a firearm hidden on him.

Last Sunday witnessed a military presence on the premises of the church and adjoining areas.

Members of the church were
appreciative for the protection. They think that such security protection they
are receiving would embolden them to go about their religious activities
without fear. The man who was first nabbed for being in the church with a
firearm has made his first appearance in a Wa Magistrate Court, his next date
being 14th June 2019.

Government has reassured citizens
about its preparedness to do everything possible to protect them from harm’s

Sunday’s military protection of the
church and its environs is part of government’s efforts to deal with the scare
of terrorist attacks targeting the church.

Contingents of the military from
Tamale and the Formed Police Unit (FPU) are in the town to offer protection.  “The Upper West region is safe and we have put
out measures to ensure that the safety and security of our people are
guaranteed” Dr. Hafiz Bin Saleh the Upper West Regional Minister said.

The Upper West Regional Security
Council has met stakeholders to apprise them about the situation and what roles
they too must play. Church leaders, opinion leaders and others have been
engaged with.

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