Security Ex-army chief urges radical approach to dealing with robberies

His call follows the recent spate of armed robbery cases in the country which has caused fear and panic among Ghanaians.

  • Published:
play IGP David Asante Apeatu
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

A former military chief Captain Budu Koomson has urged the police to be ruthless in dealing with armed robbers.

READ MORE:  Akufo-Addo cuts shot international trip over robberies

His call follows the recent spate of armed robbery cases in the country which has caused fear and panic among Ghanaians.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM's The Big Issues Saturday, Capt. Koomson noted that the robbers are in the minority and the only way for the police to deal with them is to match them "boot-for-boot."

"These armed robbers are never in the majority, it is a small group that has to be taken on rather with bold action by the security agencies. You don’t go to them with kids gloves. I will preach for bold action, take them on, boot for boot," he said.

READ MORE: Sack 'incompetent' IGP now - NPP man demands

“It is war and war is not pleasant. They’ve declared war on us. Professionalism doesn’t mean cowardice or treating people with kids gloves. Let us give them the space to deal with this thing radically,” he added.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email:

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Crime Young Ghanaian millionaire Ibrah arrested for money launderingbullet
2 Alleged Fraud Police deny arrest of young millionaire Ibrahbullet
3 Katanka Car Kantanka releases Ghana's own G-Wagonbullet
4 Crime 5 arrested in connection with murder of African World engineerbullet
5 Obinim Saga Teenagers flogged by Obinim for having sex missingbullet
6 Homosexuality He is ‘stupid’ and an ‘idiot’ – Foh Amoaning...bullet
7 Same-sex Marriage Lawyer Foh-Amoaning to petition Otumfuo...bullet
8 Photos Ho Airport ready for operationsbullet
9 Philipo AMA storms East Legon’s ‘Ashawo joint’ for...bullet
10 Joyce Dzidzor Help me raise my kids - ex-HIV...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
2 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for $162,000 drug jobbullet
3 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As Second Wifebullet
4 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale songs' goes...bullet
5 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
6 Military Pack US historian Horne links US military presence in...bullet
7 Video Obinim dashes woman a child from his 'Children warehouse'bullet
8 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet
9 Accident Truck driver survives death in accident at Taifabullet
10 Failed Promises Nurses threaten to vote against NPPbullet