The Bole District Police Commander, DSP Benjamin Bustin has stated that in order for the service to provide adequate policing, there is the need for the citizenry to partner personnel.
He stressed that fighting crime in the country remains a collective responsibility between the police service and the citizenry, reiterating the need for spirited Ghanaians to provide information to officers in order to nib criminal activities in the bud.
Speaking on Yagbon radio as part of tackling terrorism in Ghana ,a project sponsored by CDD-GHANA in partnership with Partner in Participatory Development (PAPADEV), DSP Bustin called on citizens to report strange persons in their localities to the police or Immigration service if they are suspected of engaging in criminal activities.
Terrorists, he said are very resourceful and unpredictable and however cayll on the youth not to be enticed by the amount of money they promise them in recruiting them into such deadly activities.
He reiterated that it the duty of citizens of Ghana to protect and defend the country’s integrity and admonished young persons not to fall to demands of terrorists.
The DSP lamented how some times strangers are protected by citizens when they are to be interrogated.
He advised land lords not to just accept strangers as tenants by recommendation of known relatives but should inform the appropriate agencies to question such people.
He stressed that citizens should be wary of these people as they can disguise themselves adding the security agencies cannot execute this without the support of the citizenry.
He however advised people who harbours such people to know that their action has the tendency of throwing the country into a state of confusion.
Ghana’s Anti-Terrorism law Act 762 of 2008 seeks to combat terrorism, support and detect acts of terrorism to protect the resources and financial services of Ghana from being used to commit terrorist acts and to protect the rights of people in Ghana to live in peace, freedom and security.