Residents in communities along the Wulugu-Kpasenkpe road in the West Mamprusi Municipality of the North East Region are calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare, to come to their rescue as a matter of urgency.

They want a police station and security checkpoints along the 35-kilometre Wulugu-Kpasenkpe road following a resurged robbery attack in the area.

“Right now, I went to Yaman to buy beans, more than 100 bags of beans, I was going to pay the money, and they rob me and collect the money,” a resident told JoyNews.

The road, which connects to about six other roads, has faced many years of neglect, a situation the residents say the robbers are capitalizing on.

“What we need is a police station or police barriers,” a resident said.

Just when they thought the problem was ending, armed robbers attacked the workers of the construction firm in charge at their camp in April this year and made away with an amount of ¢300,000.

According to the residents, the robbers since last month have carried out more than eight attacks on the road and in several parts of the area.

They disclosed that the robbers do not the only attack and seize their properties but torture and rape women as well. 

“Armed robbers attack us all the time; they even use guns to shoot some people and sometimes rape our wives,” a man said.

“So we are appealing to the government, the DCE, the Minister if they can get a barrier to fix in the middle so that they can protect us. Otherwise, we are in trouble; they can even come to our rooms, kill us, and take our properties.

“We are appealing to the government, the president, the ministers to help us with this road; other than that, we are in trouble,” he stressed.

The residents say the development is threatening their movement and livelihoods as they cannot travel out of their communities to the municipal capital to access basic public services.

“Our cries have fallen on deaf ears, countless residents have been attacked, injured, and others killed. The development is giving us sleepless nights, and we need immediate assistance.

“We get sad anytime our women are preparing to step out because we are not sure of their safety. This is our worry, and we are pleading to the government to help us,” an elderly man said.

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