Conflict Security council visits Bimbilla to assess security situation

The team was led the acting Regional Minister Alhaji Issahaku Alhassan who is also the Northern Regional Coordinating Director.

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The Northern Regional Security Council has visited Bimbilla to assess the security situation after violent clashes there claimed 10 lives and injured many others.

The team was led the acting Regional Minister Alhaji Issahaku Alhassan who is also the Northern Regional Coordinating Director.

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They conferred with the Regent of Bimbilla Yakubu Andani Dasana Nyeliboligu Naa, whose decision to install a sub chief sparked the violence.

The visit of the security council follows the deployment of personnel from the elite units of the police service to Bimbilla to help maintain law and order.

The re-enforcement team is made of up of personnel from the action units of the Service, and Crime Scene Management Unit at the CID Headquarters, Accra.

So far, 21 people have been arrested in connection with the Bimbilla clashes.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer , ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, in a broadcast interview said the suspects have been transported to Tamale for further investigations.

"Majority of them were arrested for breach of curfew," ASP Tetteh said on Radio Ghana. "Others were arrested for various offences."

He also confirmed that ten people have been killed in the clashes which were ignited following the installation of a sub-chief.

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Of the ten, the majority of them are women with the oldest being 85 and the youngest being four years, he said.

In total, four children were killed as a result of the clashes.

ASP Tetteh further noted that 11 people sustained gunshot wounds and are currently receiving treatment at the Bimbilla Government Hospital.

 

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