Interior Minister Henry Quartey has been summoned to brief Parliament on Wednesday, June 26, on measures being taken by the government to address recent serial killings of private security personnel in Bole and Wa in the Upper West Region.

Mr Andrew Amoako Asiamah, the Second Deputy Speaker, on Tuesday, gave the directive, when he presided over the House, during which Yusif Sulemana, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bole raised the issue on the floor of the House.

Hon. Yusif Sulemana addressing the floor of parliament said,”Mr Speaker, I want to report to you that the people of Bole are living in fear, between May and June, three people lost their lives through serial killings and this morning I also read or watched TV and also heard that two people have been murdered in a very similar manner in Wa”.

He said the Minister of Interior, last week, sent some men and women to Bole to help curb this situation, however, he thought that much more was needed to be able to address the situation.

Mr Speaker, the murderers are targeting watchmen, and so a watchman is lying, taking care of whatever he is supposed to take care of, and then a stone or block is used in hitting his head and killing the person instantly,” he stated.

Mr Sulemana said within this short period, three people had been killed and even before that, serial killings were taking different forms and that he thought that this was an important matter; saying “and I want to draw your attention to it so that the Interior Minister can come to this House and brief us, and give some hope to those areas that are affected”.

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