The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has appealed to feuding factions in the Bawku conflict to desist from engaging the military in combat.
The REGSEC noted that such acts will be catastrophic for the civilians who engage in a gun battle with military personnel deployed in the area.
The admonition of the Security Council comes at the back of reports of killing of some civilians in suburbs of Bawku allegedly by military officers.
While calling on the people of Bawku to remain calm in the volatile situation, REGSEC sympathized with families of persons who were killed in what residents say was the handy work of military officers.
“REGSEC appeals to both factions to desist from any attempt to engage the military in a combat, since that will be catastrophic on the part of the civilians. We should therefore be charting a peaceful road map for Bawku,” a statement said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Armed Forces has also denied accusations of killing civilians. It argued that the allegations were results of a gun battle with armed and black hooded men who were neutralized by the military officers.