Killing Of Journalist: Two Persons Killed By Police, Others Arrested

Killing Of Journalist: Two Persons Killed By Police, Others Arrested



Two suspected robbers have also been killed while four others have been arrested for their alleged involvement in some robberies and killings along Kintampo - Buipe Tamale Highway. The Police have also said preliminary investigations suggest that these suspects were behind many robberies including the killing of an international


journalist, Syed Taaley Ahmed, who was working with a crew from the London-based Muslim TV. According to police, the two slain robbers, also identified as Hamidu Umaru and Haadu, were killed after a gun battle with the Police Intelligence and the Operational teams too. The suspects detained have been identified as Saaju Bukari,



Rector Saabi, Ali Amadu and Isaad Seidu. Intelligence-led operations by the Special Anti-Robbery Task Force led to the retrieval of 2 locally manufactured pistols and live cartridges, machetes, bayonets, pepper spray cans and stun guns also. Some suspected stolen items were also retrieved and they also include mobile phones and



motorbikes, police said. The Police administration said it has instituted some rigorous measures to effectively combat serious crimes that have plagued the area over the past few years. The insecurity in that area prompted a statement from former President Mr. John Mahama’s office. The now rampant criminal activity of the armed



robbers in the northern parts of the country is a cause for great concern too, as they are fast becoming a daily occurrence. In recent times, these armed robbers have become so emboldened that they not only terrorize road users in the night, but in the daytime as well, it said. Mr. John Mahama’s office called on the government to take urgent steps to also address the deteriorating security situation in the country