The Upper West Chapter of the Ghana Bar Association has condemned the disappearance and killing of watchmen in the Wa Township.

According to them, these killings are very disturbing particularly now that the area has grow to be engaging to traders and public sector staff.

They have thus called on the Police Service inside the area to intensify their patrols of the township, particularly throughout night time time, and to set up checkpoints at vantage factors in the township.

Also, “security is a collective responsibility and we would advise all in the township to take their security as a priority and report suspicious persons within the township to the Police. We admonish residents to avoid taking the law into their hands.”

The GBA  additional condemned the xenophobic assaults on Nigerian store house owners in the Wa area following the discovery of the stays of some lacking watchmen.

“The GBA, U.W/R is hopeful that police will act swiftly to locate watchmen who have disappeared. In respect of the watchemen whose bodies have been found, we symphatize with the bereaved families and pray that they will be comforted in this difficult moment,” they added.

In the meantime, the GBA has instructed some precautionary measures to guarantee the security of all and sundry in the Wa community.

“Landlords and/or property owners who engage the services of these watchmen should provide decent and serene places for them while they are at work.

“It is also advisable for offices to install CCTV cameras and also ensure at least two watchmen are at post each night.

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