The Upper East Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service on Saturday, July 24 embarked on a dawn swoop in the Bawku Division.
According to a release from the Command, the move was to counter security threats usually posed in the Zebilla and Tilli forest areas.
Signed by ASP David Fianko-Okyere, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, the release on Saturday said 34 persons were arrested and one gold detector as well as two motorbikes suspected to have been stolen from their owners seized.
“Out of the 34, two have been identified as part of some five suspected robbers on the police wanted list in the Region.”
Screening is said to be underway to assist investigations.
“The Upper East Regional Police acted on the intelligence by the special surveillance team that some of the robberies on that road are perpetrated by some herdsmen in the towns and villages in the jurisdiction who operate under the guise of shepherding their cattle by pushing them across the road and when motorist stop they rob them at gun point.”
The Command has, therefore, entreated the public to go about with their duties without fear or panic “as sound security measure have been deployed to pursue criminals in the region to make their activities unproductive”.
Meanwhile, the Command has urged the pubic to cooperate with the police especially in volunteering information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the society.