The police headquarters in Accra has dispatched a special anti-terrorist squad to Kumasi to suppress violent crime there, which has resulted in a series of deaths in recent times, according to a report by tv3network.com.
The move comes after a policeman was shot and killed by robbers at the Open Space Hotel in Dechemouso, Kumasi, last Thursday. One other person survived gunshots wounds in the attack.
Another person was shot dead at Ahenema Kokoben on Saturday when he was attacked in what is suspected to be an armed robbery incident.
The report said the poor security situation in the region has compelled a regional security council meeting, chaired by the deputy Ashanti Regional minister, Andy Okrah, to try and find a solution to the problem.
Police sources in Kumasi are said to have stated that the perpetrators of those crimes are not just robbers, but terrorists, considering that they often kill their victims.