Two more people have been arrested in the Bimbilla Township in connection with the clashes that led to the death of 10 people including women and children last week.
Renewed chieftaincy clashes in the town left many homes burnt, while several others sustained gunshot wounds.
Fifteen people were arrested earlier, and the Police say two more have been apprehended.
[contextly_sidebar id=”SmkvzeotlZcEm8IU9QLKvbp6xxwljhqW”]The District Crime Officer for Bimbilla, ASP Ebenezer Peprah, said the suspects were named by some victims who survived the shooting, and have since been transferred to Tamale to be arraigned.
“Those people arrested were pointed out by survivors and they have been transferred to Tamale Regional CID. The case is being handled by the regional CID. Everything is going on normally. There is only one person on admission now at the Bimbilla hospital. The rest have been discharged.”
The Interior Ministry has since reviewed the protracted curfew on the Bimbilla Township from 4:00 pm to 6:00am, following the shootings.
Security Council visits Bimbilla
The Northern Regional Security Council visited the Bimbilla Township last Saturday, to ascertain the extent of damage the clash caused.
The team was led by the Northern Regional Coordinating Director, Alhaji Issahaku Alhassan, who is currently acting as the Northern Regional Minister. They also visited the regent of Bimbilla, Yakubu Andani Dasana Nyeliboligu Naa.
I’ll ensure Bimbilla clashes do not reoccur – Nitiwul
Meanwhile the Minister for Defense and Member of Parliament for the Bimbilla constituency, Dominc Nitiwul, has pledged to ensure that chieftaincy disputes and related clashes in the constituency do not recur.
“I’ll be sending reinforcement to ensure that it never happens again. It is a challenge; but I believe that challenge we can surmount it. It just calls for me and my team to ensure that this problem is solved once and for all; because we cannot continue like this so that everyone has peace. Children have to go to school not something like this.”
Such sporadic eruptions of violence has been recorded in Bimbilla since 2014, after one of the persons in the longstanding kinship dispute between members of the Gbugmayili gate was assassinated.
By: Marian Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana