Asunafo South District Chief Executive, Osei Bonsu, has asked the police in the area to shoot down any civilian who attacks policemen.
He was speaking at a durbar organised by the Omanhene of Kukuom, Osahene Nana Kwaku Attekyi II, to educate residents about the creation of the new Ahafo Region and its significance.
The DCE asked residents to keep politics out of the creation of the new region, urging the police to gun down any recalcitrant characters who may attack them.
He said the police were not given guns to shoot animals in the bush but to shoot lawless people.
“I don’t see why in this 21st century, people will just have the guts to shoot the police. I want to urge the police not to hesitate to shoot anyone who attacks them. We can’t accept lawlessness in Sankore“, he said.
“Your guns were given to you not to shoot animals in the bush but people who attack the police,” he said.
His advice comes on the back of a recent attack on the police by some irate youth in Sankore.