May 28, 2024 1:06 am

S/R: About 50 women kidnapped; REGSEC deploy heavily armed joint police-military taskforce to Mempeasem

The Savannah Regional Security Council has deployed heavily armed joint police-military team to Mempeasem in the West Gonja Municipality following some armed attack and kidnapping of women — all farmers — in the area by some suspected kidnappers.

Information gathered by Onuaonline indicates some gunmen who are suspected to be kidnappers have captured women, numbering about 50 who went to a farm in Mempeasem to harvest groundnuts.

The screams from the women got to some male farmers who immediately mobilised to rescue the women.

One of the suspected kidnappers, a male, dressed like a female, was overpowered and arrested by the local search party and handed over to the chief of the community.

As at the time of filing this report, well armed military and police officers have been dispatched to Mempeasem.

Savannah Regional Minister and Chairman of REGSEC, Saeed Muaz Jibril, has assured the residents the security is in control of the issue.

He appealed to the residents to remain vigilant and report any suspected persons to the security for swift action.


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