Interior Minister, Mark Woyongo, has justified his approval of Tuesday’s clashes between two rival political groups of the NDC and NPP in Talensi, insisting it is widely known that “Violence begets violence”
“Violence begets violence” is how Mark Woyongo chose to react to the chaotic events of Tuesday that caused serious security breaches for an otherwise calm area.
In an interview with Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.3 FM Thursday Woyongo said:
“Violence begets violence is a truism in our society, but that doesn’t mean I support or endorse this violence.
“If you perpetrate violence you get violence in return. This is a statement of fact.
Woyongo told Ultimate FM Wednesday “Violence begets violence. Azoka boys will not act violently if they are not provoked. The other side also brought in some people…the Invincible Forces, the Bolga Boys, so violence begets violence. What I mean is that if you are a peace lover and someone comes to attack you, definitely you have to protect yourself.”
Tuesday’s by-elections saw instances where the Police were left helpless, allowing the NDC and NPP inspired groups Azorka Boys and Bolga bulldogs to go at each other. In most cases locals say, the Police watched on while machetes and other sharp objects were thrown about.