The young men involved in the street shootings in Nima, a suburb of Accra, and adjoining Mamobi in the Ayawaso East municipality a fortnight ago, is daring indeed.
The bravado that made it a headline news item is something not to be trivialized, as it has caused a dent on rather peaceful communities and by extension the country. Nima, Maamobi and its surrounding areas until this ugly incident, was a haven of peace and quiet.
Many are beginning to ask questions as to what happened to the Ghana envisioned by the founding fathers and for which many people laid their lives for, in our quest for democracy.
What started in 2017, after the change of government by vigilante groups linked to the governing New Patriotic Party, has today spread to all parts of the country, with the youth thinking they can take the law into their hands and terrorize other peace-loving citizens and get away with it.
In the opinion of this newspaper, the development of a country usually suffers when it is saddled with the challenge of vigilantism.
According to reports, it was a clash between two rival groups, namely the Bombom group and the Kumordzie group and are led by Ali Awudu and Ibrahim Husein respectively.
Thankfully, the police have been able to apprehend the gang leaders and are being arraigned before court. This issue must not join the long list of unresolved cases that, have made the country a laughing stock among the committee of nations.
But the point being stressed in this editorial is that the chicken is gradually coming home to roost. What started as party vigilante groups is gradually becoming widespread.
We urge the police Service, in collaboration with the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, to do everything possible, in order to get to the root of this dare devil clash, to prevent a future occurrence.