June 26, 2019

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Chereponi: One dead in reprisal attack, 16 suspects arrested

Chereponi: One dead in reprisal attack, 16 suspects arrested

Sixteen persons have been arrested following reprisal attacks in Chereponi in the North East Region.

One of the suspects who fired at security personnel was shot in the thigh and is receiving treatment at Chereponi hospital under security guard.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Yusif Tanko, said one death was recorded in the attack and the body has been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

He also confirmed the shooting incident involving the Saboba District Coordinating Director.

“The report of the shooting has come to our attention, the shooting happened on Monday when he was travelling between Chereponi and Yendi and along the way he was accosted by some people believed to be Kokombas. They shot into his vehicle. The shooting was from a distance so he was hit in the head from the shooting but not actual bullets. He was injured and was taken to the hospital. The vehicle was set ablaze when he was taken to the hospital,” he said.

Last month there were reprisal attacks in Chereponi, leaving many people especially women and children displaced after their homes were razed.

The Women and children who fled their communities during the conflict between the Anufos and Konkombas in the Northern Region had to result to begging for basic supplies to survive.

The people who are now internally displaced and living in a crowded space now struggle for food, water and clothes with

The National Peace Council in an attempt to ease the chaos of the conflict called for a swift implementation of the recommendations by the fact-finding committee on the Anuful/Konkomba conflict.

Programmes Manager for the Northern Regional Peace Council, Nuhu Abukari emphasized the need to implement the recommendations.

“There was a fact-finding committee organized by REGSEC and in partnership with the Regional Peace Council. The committee has submitted its report to the Minister of Interior and there are some recommendations in that particular fact-finding committee’s report so we want the recommendations of that report to be implemented.”

Ghana has no space for ‘unnecessary conflicts and violence’ – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has asked the chiefs and people of Chereponi, in the North East Region to bring to a halt the incidents of conflict and violence that have plagued the town.

“The time has come to bring these incidences of violence and conflicts to an end. The Ghana that we are trying to build does not have space for conflicts and unnecessary violence. Please let peace remain in this part of the country,” he said.

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