The Ashanti North Regional Police Command ACP David Amoako has declared the Ejura-Nkoranza high as a security zone.
The declaration comes in the wake of incessant armed robbery attacks in the area which lead to the killing of a police officer on that highway.
It was revealed by police that, abouts 15 men suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen embarked on that robbery operation on the said day.
One of the suspects has so far been arrested with police persuing the others.
About five persons have lost their lives in some suspected armed robbery operations in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region with the latest one being the police officer.
The Asante Mampong Divisional Police Commander, ACP David Kwasi Amoako disclosed this after a meeting between the Ashanti North Regional Police Command and the Ejura Traditional Council on Thursday December 1,2022.
In attendance at the meeting meeting were, the Chief of Ejura Traditional Area Barima Osei Hwedie II and his elders, the Ashanti North Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ofosu Ackaah, the Municipal chief executive of Ejura, Hon Dr Kingsley Osei, the Ejura District Police Commander Superintendent Achaab Bismark and other heads of security agencies.
Speaking to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng after the meeting, ACP Kwasi Amoako said anyone who will engage in activities that will directly or indirectly threatens the peace of ressidents and commuters on the highway and any other road in Ejura shall be sternly dealt with in accordingly.
He added that, police in the area, would continue to intensify surveillance operations accros the Municipality and zoom on criminals to stop them from killing people.
For his part, the chief of Ejura Traditional Area Barima Osei Hwedie II bemoaned the rate at which normadic herdsmen are invading their communities and called on the security agencies to help stop them.
He noted that thousands of farmers both large and small scale have suffered huge blow at the hands of the herdsmen men, hence the need for police to act with immediate effect.
He pledged his commitment to supporting the security agencies in any way he cqn to protect Ejura citizens from these normadic herdsmen.