The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the alleged murder of Sheikh Ali Ahmed Maikano AbulFaili Jallo, son of the late Ghanaian Tijaniyya Cleric, Ahmed Maikano Jallo of Prang, deepens the general state of insecurity in the country.
The party has called for a full scale investigations into the circumstances to the situation.
In a statement signed by its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the NDC said “The late Shiekh Ali Ahmed Maikano AbulFaili Jallo was a renowned and devoted Muslim cleric who carried himself with dignity and commanded great respect among the Islamic community.
“ The NDC considers the news report that the Shiekh met his untimely demise in an armed robbery attack as most painful, suspicious and worrying, as it further goes to deepen the general state of insecurity in the country.
“We use to this opportunity to urge the President to direct the Ministry of Interior to launch a full scale investigation into the sad event that led to the death of the Sheikh, apprehend the perpetrators of the dastardly act, and offer true justice to his memory and the bereaved family.
“We demand, as a matter of urgency, that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia administration takes immediate steps to deal with the growing spate of armed robbery attacks, the rampant cases of murder, and the general state of insecurity in the country. There can neither be progress or development in Ghana without peace.
“The NDC wishes to express its deepest condolences and sincere sympathies to the Jalo family, the Tijaniyya fraternity and the entire Muslim community for their loss.”