Election 2016 500 hotspots identified in the Eastern Region

Eastern Regional Police Commander  DCOP Peterkin Yentumi said the police is training personnel whose core task will be to combat terrorism, riots and violence during and after the elections.

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The Police in the Eastern say they have identified 500 potential hotspots in the Eastern Region ahead of the December vote.

Eastern Regional Police Commander  DCOP Peterkin Yentumi said the police is training personnel whose core task will be to combat terrorism, riots and violence during and after the elections.

READ MORE: Police on high alert over identification of 5,000 flashpoints

"We are interacting with the public letting them know the do's and don't's. Though it might seem that we have not been fast on certain things, but going forward with the elections proper coming we are not going to relax at all," he said.

In August, National Elections and Security Task-force identified over 5,000 flash-points in the country.

Flashpoints or hotspots are areas notorious for acts of violence.

"Usually such places record violence, acts of vandalism, disturbances of public peace as a result of elections and other social activities. These are the places we have tagged as flashpoints," Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, explained.

READ MORE: Police identifies 5000 flashpoints

"We have identified 5000 places across the country. It calls for concern. We won't say it is a worrying situation. It calls for focusing of attention," he added.

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