James Agalga, a former deputy minister of Interior has blamed the recent acts of violence by the New Patriotic Party's Delta Force group on the weak leadership of the government.
According to him, the recent attack on a Kumasi courthouse, where some members of the group were being prosecuted, comes as no surprise because the leadership is beginning to exhibit signs of weakness.
While discussing the issue on Citi FM's Eyewitness News, James Agalga argued that the vigilante group had grown bolder in their activities due to government's unresponsiveness to their previous acts of violence.
He stated, "Right after the verdict was declared by the EC, we started experiencing once again the nefarious activities of these vigilante groups mostly those associated with the NPP. Maybe they felt emboldened by the fact that their party had won political power and so they can act with impunity.
Unfortunately, leadership did not act decisively. Up till date, no arrests have been effected. I’m sure this is what has emboldened the Delta Force to misconduct themselves in monumental proportions in Kumasi. It is a dangerous situation that is beginning to unfold. Our national security is at stake and those who are charged with the responsibility of managing our national security must sit up."
On Thursday, April 6, the Delta Force stormed a Kumasi circuit court and freed 13 members on trial for attacking the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator.
Reports state that the vigilante group destroyed some property and nearly assaulted the presiding judge, Mary Senkyire.
The conduct of the Delta Force was largely condemned by national stakeholders and the general public, with many calls for strictest response to put an end to the group's antic.
Meanwhile, the Minister for Interior, Ambrose Dery has said that the culprits in the attack will be arrested and brought to book, with the help of other security agencies if necessary.
He warned the persons involved in the attack to turn themselves in to the police or face a manhunt by the police.