Contrary to reports in some sections of the media about brewing tension between natives of Aflao and security officials manning the Ghana-Togo border, both natives and security officials have stated unequivocally that there’s absolute peace among them.
A leader of the Beat Eleven community, Mr. Yao Akakpo, confirmed to Citi News that “peace has returned to the area for a long time now, and we now have a cordial relationship with the immigration officials, Police officer and CEPS.”
Immigration officers on the Aflao border sought to reinforce border security in some communities known as Beats and Pillars where smuggling activities were prevalent about month ago.
The action was met with some resistance from natives of the communities who felt the immigration officers were denying them what has been their source of livelihood for many years.
The natives took to violent activities in protest against the closure of such unapproved routes.
The Aflao Sector Commander of Immigration Chief Sp. Frederick Doudu indicated that “the situation has long been contained and calm has since been restored”.
In an engagement with the Beat Eleven border community, MCE for Ketu South, Mr. Edem Eliot Agbewornu, encouraged the natives to continue supporting the security agencies in providing security for the area and the country.
He called on them to be corporate with government when it starts constructing patrol roads along the Ghana Togo border.