The Upper East Regional Police Command has arrested six suspects in connection with the Kadina-Doba land dispute.
They were arrested for illegally harbouring firearms and ammunition.
The six suspects made up of two men and four women were arrested at Kandiga in the Kassena-Nankana District following a tip-off on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
They will be arraigned on Friday, August 13, 2021.
Two pump-action firearms, over 500 ammunition and an undisclosed amount of money were retrieved from the suspects.
The police say illegal possession of firearms and ammunition by the feuding factions has been the cause of recent disturbances in the area.
According to the police, the illegal assembly of firearms and ammunition was for reprisal attacks.
Speaking to Citi News at a press briefing in Bolgatanga, Upper East Regional Police Commander, DCOP Dr. Saiyibu Gariba said, the suspects will be put before court for possession of firearms without authority.
He added that police were also on a manhunt for two landlords whose houses were used for harbouring the illegal firearms and ammunition.
DCOP Gariba, appealed to the people of the region to seek redress for disputes in court, adding that, the police have resolved to deal ruthlessly with persons harbouring weapons to destabilise the peace in the region.
“We want to encourage the residents to be law-abiding because insecurity will not help anybody. Development must go on in the region, and it needs peace.”
“The Intelligence operation in the entire region will ensure that the residents will have peace to go about their business without any intimidation. I assure residents that all security forces are going to work hand-in-hand to conduct intelligence-led operations to raid the area of anyone in possession of these goods,” he added.