The chairman of parliament’s committee for defense and deputy defense minister-designate, Major Derek Oduro has urged security agencies to be up and doing to ensure that the clashes being witnessed at agbobloshie is brought under control.
Violent clashes erupted Wednesday between Konkombas and Dagombas at the Agbobloshie Yam market in Accra with two persons feared dead.
Information gathered by Starr News indicate that the violence started after a Dagomba man was beaten by some Konkombas for allegedly stealing a mobile phone Monday evening.
An eyewitness who spoke to Starr News stated that two people including a pregnant woman have been shot with several others sustaining gory cutlass wounds.
Commenting on the development Wednesday on Morning Starr, Major Oduro said in order to forestall future clashes there is the need to set up a permanent security base there.
The security base, he told Morning Starr host, Francis Abban, will be in charge of intelligence gathering that would lead to dealing with any future clashes in the area.
He said: “I think there should be a permanent security base at Agbogbloshie. If there is the need for security forces to put their foot on the ground. They must be up and doing to ensure that the situation is brought under control.”