Ministers summoned to say 'never-again' after bloody soldiers-police fight

Source: Ghana|myjoyonline.com|edwin.appiah@myjoyonline.com
Date: 17th-may-2018 Time:  1:14:02 pm

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The Interior and Defence ministers have been summoned to parliament to assure Ghanaians, a bloody fight between soldiers and police officers will never happen again.

The Speaker of Parliament ordered their summoning after Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu drew the attention of the House to the shocking daylight thuggery in Tamale, his constituency.

He said the Interior minister Ambrose Dery and Defence minister Dominic Nitiwul must be "obliged to come before this house to assure the public that we are safe and secure".

His request was shored up by the deputy Majority leader Adwoa Safo.

Soldiers in droves run riot in Tamale in a search-and-attack operation at police stations. The police officers were left bloodied in the assault, a reprisal after one of their own was allegedly beaten by a police officer.

The soldier had been arrested for assaulting someone. But he escaped and informed his colleagues, police officers had beaten him.

The soldiers retaliated. Police and military relations are deteriorating in the Northern region with the attack last Wednesday the second such incident in the past three months.

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