Hundreds of teachers hit the streets of Kajeji in Sene East District of the Bono East region Friday to protest the growing spate of insecurity in the district.
This comes after the killing of a colleague teacher, Ennin Kojo Prah, by suspected armed robbers on the Atebubu-Kajeji road yesterday.
The deceased was returning to his station from vacation when the suspected robber attacked the vehicle he had boarded and shot him.
According to the group of teachers, one of their colleagues was killed on the same road by suspected robbers a few days ago, triggering an angry protest to seek justice for their families.
“The insecurity in this area is escalating. Travellers are killed almost every two weeks and we have lost 2 of our colleagues in less than 2 months. Our leaders should deal with the matter immediately,” one teacher noted.
Another said they have resolved to embark on a strike action if those in authority do not clamp down on the highway robbers that are wreaking havoc in the area.
They have since sent a petition concerning their security to the DCE, Education Director, Police Commander, and the Nkomi Traditional Council.
The DCE for Sene East Hon Abraham Mbanyer after receiving their Petition gave an assurance them of their safety.
On her part, the Queen Mother of Nkomi Traditional Area, Nana Ama Mentenso II, expressed worry over what she described as the lazy attitude of the police personnel in the district.
She pleaded to the president to bring Soldiers to the area to help fight Highway robbers.